Eileen left us at 7:30 last night. She was very peaceful and her mom and I were by her side. She had been holding on for a couple days as her body failed her.
I whispered to Eileen that I was taking Red for a hike in the hills, and she passed away shortly after I returned.....she had waited for me. There was a beautiful sunset during our hike...nowhere near as beautiful as she.
Her body will be cremated and I'm thinking of a small memorial gathering in the future, but for now I want to spend time with our family and friends.
I know Eileen touched many many lives. If you wouldn't mind, I think it would be really nice if you'd leave a short remembrance or fond memory of Eileen in the comments here. If you'd prefer, you can email me privately instead [v dot plows at gmail dot com].
If you would like to make a donation in Eileen's memory, and help fuck cancer, please consider donating to UCSF. Eileen always received amazing care and had access to cutting edge clinical trials and treatments. Her wish was for any donations to be made toward breast cancer research.
Here's what to do:
go to this UCSF link
-choose 'Choose a designation' under "MAKE A GIFT"
-choose 'other' and write "BREAST CANCER RESEARCH"
-under "WHAT TYPE OF GIFT WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE?" choose an amount to donate and check the box that says "This contribution is in honor or memory of someone."
-choose gift type "In Memory of"
-fill in Eileen Rohmer