My aunt Kyle passed away last night after fighting cancer for about a year. It was very sudden – we didn’t know it had spread to her lungs and brain until last week, and she’d only had 1 radiation treatment, so at least she didn’t suffer overly.
Unfortunately, we weren’t particularly close; she lived far away and battled drugs and a difficult lifestyle for much of my young years, but overcame all that, pulled herself together, and had a baby at 40. She loved her son Brandon desperately and lived for him. They always lived in San Diego and I saw her a few times in my life, but heard many stories from my mom and Aunt Linda. I can’t imagine losing one of my 4 sisters, no matter how close we were/weren’t. I’m very sad for my mom, aunt and grandparents.
And so here is a brief retrospective of Kyle: