Today, the day before the November, 2012 presidential election, Elizabeth’s poem about Obama was published in a blog on The Huffington Post! She wrote this poem when he was first running for president in 2008, when she was 18. She always hoped that it would get to President Obama, and it’s getting closer by the hour. See the Huffington Post blog here…
I am such a proud mama!! I can see her big smile, she would be SO happy.
This was written by Elizabeth in June, 2010, 17 months before she was diagnosed with lymphoma. She was preparing to leave Tucson for Seattle. She did not consciously know she would die just over 2 years later, though some part of her clearly did.
The image is the artwork on which she based the tattoo on the back of her right thigh. She loved this tattoo and was only able to get the outline completed before she was diagnosed. Once she started chemo in November of 2011, she was advised to wait until chemo was completed to have the color done, and the tattoo was never finished.