A Tribute From:
Jerry Pertz, Donor Husband
She keeps giving
Rosie was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1988. After
chemotherapy, Rosie continued her giving attitude, giving to the church,
friends and family. She again was diagnosed in 2001 with metastatic breast
cancer on the lung, and again went through chemotherapy, and again continued to
be a giving person.
It was August of 2005 that she was diagnosed again with
growing tumors on the lung. This time was the worst. Hospitalized 4 times in 5
months, she finally succumbed to the awful desease on January 5th, 2006. But
this still does not stop her from helping others.
She donated her eyes, which
were able to be used in spite of the awful desease in her body, and today
someone can see thanks to her giving. My prayers are that we can all be as
brave and caring as Rosie. God bless.