February 25, 2007
On October 27, before sunrise, Kathy Jardon's daughter Sara bent over her mother's bed, whispering in her ear. "She hears me and responds sometimes but she does hear me," she said. It was two days before Kathy died in her living room of anal cancer. She dealt with it daily for two years and seven months with a positive demeanor that impressed everyone, including herself. Sara, left school at the University of Colorado in Boulder to help care for her mother, an effort shared with her father Miles Stotts.