Two moms lost their battle with cancer

I feel sad for the loss of two mothers to cancer.

Last week, my daughter came home from school with a sad news. Her classmate Shella lost her mom to cancer. I have not met the lady in person, but I think she was the one who accompanied Shella on stage to receive her medal and certificates during the last recognition program in school…She was a picture of a happy and proud mom to Shella…

It is not easy to cope with the grief and loss of a loved one….but I hope Shella and her family will have enough strength to carry on…

The other mom was a former colleague whose kids are almost the same age as mine. I was able to confirm from another colleague that Marie Surbano died of cervical cancer. I have no idea that she was ill because I was out of the mainstream for quite a long time. I learned about Marie’s untimely demise through a friend’s status in Facebook. Marie and I are not that close but we used to share stories about our kids when we had the chance to chat while covering our beat. She used to cover the health, Comelec, CBCP and Labor beat…

So long Marie. I know that you are in God’s hands now…

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