Good morning friends,

I know it has been a long time since I have posted an update on here as I wanted to know the outcome before I talked about the process. I have started the hospice process and will continue with in-home hospice when I am released from the hospital. This decision was made by me because I had lost my independence and ability to take care of my needs. I do not want to spend my days being lifted in and out of bed as that is not the quality of life I want.

I have pushed forward continously in hopes of helping everyone else. Your questions, comments, feedback, and support have encouraged me continue our correspondence throughout my ever-changing journey. I want each and every one of you to know that I love you.


Don't Cry For Me by Deborah Garcia Gaited

Don't cry for me,

I will be okay.

Heaven is my home now,

and this is where I'll stay.

Don't cry for me,

I'm where I belong.

I want you to be happy

and try to stay strong.

Don't cry for me,

It was just my time.

But I will see you someday

on the other side.

Don't cry for me,

I am not alone.

The angels are with me

to welcome me home.

Don't cry for me,

for I have no fear.

All my pain is gone,

and Jesus took my tears.

Don't cry for me,

this is not the end.

I'll be waiting here for you,

when we meet again.

Love you forever,



Dear friends,

This is Kelli, Scott, and Kimberly - Shirley's children. With a heavy heart, we need to let you know that she passed away on the evening of November 16th, 2016. Her journey is done and she's no longer in pain. Thank you for all of the support and love that you all have given her over the years. Thank you to all of the doctors, nurses, and friends that have enriched her life. We all hope that her words here have been helpful.


Kelli, Scott, and Kim

P.S. Memorial donations may be made to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation -Georgia Chapter or the MDS Foundation.