I just received news that my former wife ...Sarita....passed away from breast cancer and pneumonia. The chemo and radiation wore her down which allowed the pneumonia to set in. Part of my reason for sharing her passing with you is about the cancer. Sarita had a bilateral mastectomy around Dec 2002 a little over a year after she donated her kidney to me. She had cancer in one breast and decided on having the other breast removed to lessen the chance of the cancer coming back. She had regular check ups all of which were good. The cancer showed up again this last Sept......13 years after her bi- lateral mastectomy. She did not suffer long believing she'd beat the cancer once again.
Sarita won the first open she ever ran! Because she wasn't able to have children she took great joy in whelping all the Moonstone litters.....the puppies were her kids. She really enjoyed hearing from owners and learning about the puppies well being and progress. Her love for her dogs was so deep it is almost impossible to describe.
Sarita was a recovering alcoholic. ......sober for over thirty years! She had a chocolate lab named Zeb during the last year's of her drinking. She often told me it was Zeb that saved her life. He lived long enough to enjoy her sobriety with her. There's was a true love.
I am greatfull for all that she did for me and Moonstonelabs.