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Barack Obama's Grandmother Dies After Battle With Cancer

Barack Obama's Grandmother Loses Her Battle With Cancer

Barack Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham, died today after a battle with cancer. A statement released by Obama and his sister said:

She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances. She was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and left this world with the knowledge that her impact on all of us was meaningful and enduring. Our debt to her is beyond measure.

Last month, with only two weeks to go before election day, Obama took two days off from campaigning to make a final visit to his ailing grandmother in Hawaii. Now, with the sad news coming only one day before the presidential election, the Obama family must be filled with many emotions. Our thoughts go out to them.

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PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
Such sad news. I wish she could have made it just one more day to see Barack make literal history.
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
It's ok girls! We are just chatting here right? :)
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
gabiushka so many on here have already answered your quesiton in past posts.If YOU have something to say then say it. Dont expect Citizen to do it for you!
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
gabiushka so many on here have already answered your quesiton in past posts. If YOU have something to say then say it. Dont expect Citizen to do it for you!
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
"Barack Obama has about as much control over what his relatives do as John McCain had over that brother of his who called 911 to complain about traffic."Indeed, death is an part of life, so, answer to my question? anyone?
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
"Barack Obama has about as much control over what his relatives do as John McCain had over that brother of his who called 911 to complain about traffic." Indeed, death is an part of life, so, answer to my question? anyone?
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Gabiushka, maybe because this is a post relevant to the candidate and what he may be going through emotionally at this tense moment? The other story isn't. Barack Obama has about as much control over what his relatives do as John McCain had over that brother of his who called 911 to complain about traffic.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Gabiushka, maybe because this is a post relevant to the candidate and what he may be going through emotionally at this tense moment?The other story isn't. Barack Obama has about as much control over what his relatives do as John McCain had over that brother of his who called 911 to complain about traffic.
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
Hey Citizen, I really wish you could tell me the following: how come this gets posted but the news about her aunt being illegally in the US and on welfare doesn't?
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
So sorry about that :( My condolences to the Obama family
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
So sorry about that :( My condolences to the Obama family
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
peace!
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
peace!
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
so sad that she did not live to see Election Day.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
Sad. Thoughts and prayers are with him
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Heartbreaking.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Heartbreaking.
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 8 years
My condolences for the loss, of whom sounded like an exceptional woman.Thanks also for keeping the thread reasonably free of politics and "I told ya sos", I really think sometimes we need to put aside the "guns" and just have a moment of respect for people's loss, even if we agree/disagree with the platform.Be it Obama or McCain, I am sure that in the moment a beloved relative is lost, it really doesn't matter so much what party we belong to, in that moment we are just grieving human beings.
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 8 years
My condolences for the loss, of whom sounded like an exceptional woman. Thanks also for keeping the thread reasonably free of politics and "I told ya sos", I really think sometimes we need to put aside the "guns" and just have a moment of respect for people's loss, even if we agree/disagree with the platform. Be it Obama or McCain, I am sure that in the moment a beloved relative is lost, it really doesn't matter so much what party we belong to, in that moment we are just grieving human beings.
gidigirl gidigirl 8 years
I cried when i heard the news..How tragic life can be.She must have been really specialto have raised such a great man..R.I.P Toot
gidigirl gidigirl 8 years
I cried when i heard the news.. How tragic life can be. She must have been really special to have raised such a great man.. R.I.P Toot
Ginger Ginger 8 years
He's pretty young to have lost both parents and his grandparents. What ever happens tomorrow, these last 48 hours must feel like the longest days ever.
flowergirl flowergirl 8 years
RIP
flowergirl flowergirl 8 years
RIP
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
very sad news. hopefully, tomorrow will end in a positive light for Obama, regardless of who wins. but you're right JaeB, it will be bittersweet if he does win.
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