One day after she publicly announced that her cancer had spread and that her doctor had advised against further medical treatment, Elizabeth Edwards died.
Rest in peace, Elizabeth Edwards. Your grace, dignity, courage, and perhaps most of all your unfailing compassion for others even in the face of terrible personal tragedy is and will remain an inspiration to human beings struggling against seemingly insurmountable odds everywhere.
My heart goes out to Edwards’ children, to her friends and family, and yes, even to her former husband, who surely must be struggling with some guilt right now. May they all find peace, and strength, and a way to grow from this experience.