Posted by | December 7, 2010 17:21 | Filed under: Top Stories

Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former vice presidential candidate John Edwards, passed away at her North Carolina home today.

“Today, we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth’s presence, but she remains the heart of this family. We love her and will never know anyone more inspiring or full of life,” the Edwards family said in a statement. “On behalf of Elizabeth, we want to express our gratitude to the thousands of kindred spirits who moved and inspired her along the way. Your support and prayers touched our entire family.”

Just yesterday, it was announced she had stopped treatment for breast cancer, from which she had suffered for six years.

Edwards used her own experience with cancer to show the need that every American have access to affordable health insurance and care.

“The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered,” Edwards wrote on her Facebook page Monday. “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.”

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