A friend of a friend, and a well-known academic, was just diagnosed with ovarian cancer. This is what AO's mom died from in 2001. It's very sad news. She'll have to deal with so much in the coming years, including really awful versions of chemo.
Even sadder was the suicide a few days ago of a friend's 20-year-old daughter. She'd had troubles, but no one saw this coming. We do our best, I guess. And sometimes it isn't enough.