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2 items from 2015

Woman Writes Her Own Obituary Before Succumbing to Cancer at Age 44: Touching Final Words

23 April 2015 5:28 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Before succumbing to cancer last week, Massachusetts mother of two Beth O'Rourke wrote her own eloquent and heartbreaking obituary, which has since gone viral. "I died Thursday, April 16, 2015 surrounded by family, in the arms of my husband and anam cara [soul mate], Brendan Patrick O'Rourke," O’Rourke wrote in her obit posted on "I was 44 years old. I was a survivor. I was blessed in this life with two amazing children: Courtney Elizabeth age 11 and Seamus Brendan age 8." Seven years ago, the nurse [...] »

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Nurse Pens Her Own Beautiful Obit Shortly Before Losing Lengthy Battle With Cancer

22 April 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Beth O'Rourke wanted to tell her story in her own way, in her own words, and she did so beautifully. The Paxton nurse lost a lengthy battle with cancer last week, but not before penning her own obituary. "I died Thursday, April 16, 2015 surrounded by family, in the arms of my husband and anam cara, Brendan Patrick O'Rourke. I was 44 years old. I was a survivor," she began by writing. O'Rourke was diagnosed with stage 4 biliary cancer, a rare form of cancer that affects bile ducts, seven years ago. "I loved my life. I loved a long run, to sit quietly by the lake, to read and dance and sing and be silly with our children. We loved watching summer storms blow across the water. »

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