About Her Mom

My mom wasn't perfect, but she was perfect to me.  She struggled with her weight her entire life.  When she found out that she was going to be a grandmother, she made the decision to have weight loss surgery.  One week after her surgery she suffered a blood clot; I was 20 weeks pregnant with her granddaughter.  Machines kept her alive for seven days, and her will kept her alive for another three.  On November 19, 2007, my mom died. 

Four months later, after 24 hours of labor, I gave birth to my daughter in the same hospital my mom died in, three floors below. 

It's been a little over two years, and I still struggle with the fact that my mom doesn't get to see her granddaughter grow.  This website is meant to help me with that.

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Clelia said...

Hey Dana,

I loved your mom very much. I was always over your house playing and she always welcomed me with open arms. I remember when I found out I was in East Windsor at my house and I got the news the week after the funeral. I was so upset that I missed it. I ended up sending a basket. I never really got to tell your family how much they meant to me growing up, you guys were very much apart of my childhood growing up.

Love you guys always,

Anonymous said...

Hello, Dana. You don't know me & I don't know you, but I went to high school with your mom. I just learned of her untimely death just this morning. I remember getting fitted for my uniform the same time she was, we rode the same school bus together, & last saw her at our 10year reunion in 1980 & she was VERY pregnant. I know I'm more than 2 years late, but my sympathy goes out to your entire family & God's blessings to all. May the gal with the prettiest hair in our class rest in peace. Nancy Colomy Taylor