Elizabeth Edwards cancer has returned and the 61-year-old mother is gravely ill as family and friends have gathered with Edwards at her North Carolina home. The family issued a statement today that said “doctors have told her that further treatment for her cancer would be unproductive,” according to The Associated Press.
Elizabeth posted a message on her Facebook page to those who have supported and inspired her.
“The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren’t able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It’s called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.”
According to sources close to the family, Elizabeth Edwards only has weeks to live. Edwards separated from her husband John after he admitted to an extramarital affair and fathering a child with a campaign TV producer. Elizabeth was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004.