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Oh, Carmen. I'm so sorry.


A beautiful tribute. I'm so sorry. She sounds like a beautiful person.


So sad for you and your entire family. Sending you love and prayers.


Crying. I'm so very very sorry. I am in the midst of somewhat similar pain, not the same, but similar. I know how bad this hurts. My heart goes out to you and your family, and her daughters.


I'm so sorry. I understand how much a monster cancer is, but I'm so very thankful you two have each other through this time. As tough as it is to be close through all this, you will always be glad you could be there for her and be one of the bright spots in the midst of this nightmare. Sending hugs and wishing there was more that can be said or done to make things better.


I'm so sorry. I will keep her and your families in my prayers.

Ann Woodruff

Beautifully hard post. I'm so sorry, Carmen.


I'm so sorry, Carmen. Crying with you right now.

Headless Mom

I'm sure Jo knows how much you love her. I'm so sorry. Cancer sucks.

Love you friend.

Jodie in MN

I'm so sorry, Carmen. Prayers for your entire family.


Death sucks... It is so permanent. Nothing I say or post can make you feel better. I lost my brother 10 months ago to complications from sleep apnea. He was on life support for 4 days. It just plain sucks. I am religious and during the first few months nothing anyone said helped. I know I will see him again in Heaven but in the mean time... Death Sucks.
Praying for your family.


What a hard time to go through! Prayers for her daughters - how sad for them to see her go that way. To see her go at all, obviously, but particularly this way. I hope they are old enough to remember her before the cancer took hold.


I am so very sorry. Prayers for all of you who love her.


Oh Carmen, I am so sorry! You are so right, cancer is an awful beast and watching someone die is horrendous. As Becky posted above, death sucks. :(


This is a beautiful post. Your family is in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Jackie Parker

Thinking of you and hoping the perpetual light will shine on JoJo.

Mary (Owlhaven)

I'm so sorry Carmen!
Hugs and prayers


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Carmen, I'm sorry.


My prayers go out to you, your family and all those who love her. May you all feel a spirit of peace.


I have a sister in law that I love like that. I can't imagine losing her. Praying for you all--really.


I have no words Carmen. None. Love you.

Seattle Mom

Your love for her shines through. Praying for you and your family.


I am so sorry for you and your family. I watched this happen to my Mum (who was only 53) and it was awful beyond anything I can express, although your facility with words explains it only too well.I truly understand what you are going through.

I wish I could offer more in the way of comfort, but I know nothing really helps.

I will be holding you in my thoughts xx


May her memory be a blessing to you. My prayers are with you all.

My friend is dying of cancer right now. It is heartbreaking. Every day is so much worse for everyone. I can't fathom the pain her family feels. I started a novena a few days ago and don't think she will make it through my prayers. That shouldn't happen.

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  • Carmen Staicer is a whirlwind of energy and execution, who never sleeps and drinks way too much coffee. She works from home as Social Media Programs Manager for SheKnows, and is the mom to six kids, most of whom play instruments, sing or dance and all of whom are much smarter than she will ever be. In other words, her house is never ever quiet or still. A concentration of asthma, food allergies, spectrum disorders and learning disabilities means that she spends an awful lot of time second guessing herself and Dr. Googling, as well as learning to cook everything the family might like to eat. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, boxing (she has her Black Belt in Muay Thai), sleeping, exploring coffee shops, photography, ballet class and cooking. She excels in being a smart mouth and has her major in sarcasm, with a dual minor in BS studies and avoiding laundry.