Ana died peacefully last night (March 22, 2017). Jim and I were at her side, talking to her, telling her we love her, and letting her know it was okay to go. Although she was sick for many years, her decline was quick. This was a gift. Ana didn’t want to burden us and she wanted to maintain her dignity. She did both. She didn’t need our help with anything until her last hours and didn’t even use supplemental oxygen until two days ago.
We’ll have more details about how we want to remember Ana, including memorial service information, in the next day or so. We’re not having a funeral, but in the next couple of days we’ll have times set up where people can come to the house to visit and grieve with us. We are planning a memorial/ceremony to celebrate Ana’s life which will happen in the next month or so. This gives us time to fully honor Ana and allows for everyone in our lives to come celebrate her with us.
I’m posting Ana’s Paypal link one last time. We’ll need to pay for cremation services and other awful things related to this phase of this very long journey. We’ll need to get by for a little longer without working, so we may need money to help with bills, and whatever is left over in the fund will go towards Emily’s college tuition. Ana wanted us to do this – a gift to her sister.