A couple years ago KNAU ran a series called “Surviving Cancer.” Gail Santilli-Gruver shared with us her insights dealing with metastatic breast cancer in a radio diary. Gail died last week in Flagstaff. She was 56.
Gail was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. Then after several treatments doctors told her it had spread to her liver, lungs and bones. It wasn’t curable but it was manageable.
She shared with us her reaction to the initial diagnosis, what it was like to live with a changed quality of life, going in for treatment after treatment.
Originally published on Fri December 9, 2011 4:39 pm
Virginia State Police and other officials briefed reporters this morning about Thursday's shooting on the campus at Virginia Tech, in which a campus police officer was killed and the suspect apparently later shot himself and died. We updated as it happened and put those posts in chronological order after the briefing was over.
"A basement fire sent flames and smoke coursing through a seven-story Indian hospital Friday, killing 73 people," The Associated Press reports, "and officials accused hospital staff of abandoning many patients to die of suffocation."
There's been movement today in Brussels, where leaders from the European Union nations are trying to save the euro and restore some faith in the financial markets that they can manage the euro zone's debt crisis. But an important division remains among the 27 nations.
The consensus among news outlets covering the story seems to be:
-- "UK Isolated As Europe Moves Ahead On Fiscal Union." (Reuters)