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Just a short story of my wifeís Auntís simple life

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Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am:
My wifeís Aunt is in her early 70s, her husband in his late 70s and raised 4 boys and 2 girls in their little house in Castillejos, Zambales.
All of her adult children are all grown up with children of their own with yayas and with good jobs.
She and her husband were petitioned by their youngest daughter to live with them and help take care of their 2 grand children in the U.S. so both of them could work full time jobs.
Last year her Aunt was diagnosed with lung cancer! She never had any vices in her life, but when she was in the Philippines she was constantly burning trash in their back yard often and hence in MHO is how she contracted lung cancer.
6 months ago she and her husband returned to their home town since the doctors in the U.S. could not do anymore for her other failing affected organs and she didn't want to continue anymore treatments in hopes to prolong her life which was already in the last terminal stages with her only given months left to live.
She wanted a Catholic priest to read her her last rites, but the priest couldn't, because he noticed on their marriage certificate that the church they were married at was not a Catholic church and not with an ordained Catholic priest. So, a few days ago a Catholic priest married them and then the priest gave her her last rites, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. 
She passed away peacefully yesterday with her entire immediate family all around her by her bedside. May she rest in peace!     


Our condolences Art.

May she rest in peace.

My sincere condolences, Art.

My older brother who was 64 years died of lung cancer in 2010. He did not smoke but he often was in Manila for his business.  Unfortunately, a lot of people he was dealing with smoked so he was exposed to second hand smoke, plus the smog in Manila didn't help either.  He came back to California in January, 2010 and we didn't realize (he didn't either) that he was that sick. Since I am the only retired and not working member of our family, I took care of my brother while he was in the hospital.  It was very hard for me to watch him so sick like that.  It was a stage 4 lung cancer. He died in April, 2010, 64 years old.

Gray Wolf:

Our condolences Meylou.

May he rest in peace.

Cancer is a terrible terrible terrible disease that IMO should have been conquered a long time ago.

There has been a lot of talk for many years in the Philippines and according to my wife that Soursop fruit is supposed to be good at killing cancer but who knows if it is true or not and unfortunately that will not help your brother or Jho's aunt, yet might help someone, thus why I have mentioned it here.


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