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November 3, 2008

Obama's Grandmother Dies

Sen. Barack Obama's ailing grandmother died of cancer, his campaign announced today. He left the campaign trail two weeks ago to visit her in Hawaii.

From The Washington Post, here's a statement from Obama and his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng:

"It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer. 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.

"Our family wants to thank all of those who sent flowers, cards, well-wishes, and prayers during this difficult time. It brought our grandmother and us great comfort. Our grandmother was a private woman, and we will respect her wish for a small private ceremony to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to any worthy organization in search of a cure for cancer."

Dunham took care of Obama during his teen years, and the candidate has often spoken of how his grandmother was an integral figure in his life.

"She's the one who put off buying a new car or a new dress for herself so that I could have a better life," he said in his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. "She poured everything she had into me. And although she can no longer travel, I know that she's watching tonight, and that tonight is her night as well."

Comments

If there was any doubt as to whether Obama would win this election, this puts him over the top. I know that's crass, but it's the truth.

Wow, what is really too bad. Especially right before he will most likely be elected President. What a wonderful legacy she has left.

What a tribute and an impact she had on her grandson...I am moved beyond words to know that she was his pillar of strength, the love shows in what she did for him...and we know she will be looking down from Heaven saying that's my boy along side of her daughter/his mother if God willing he is our next President...I just feel he is real...and definately came from roots much like ours...God bless the Obama family. My prayers and heart go out to them.

god bless obama

Now, Barack's grandparents and his mother will get to see him become the Next President of the United State of America togther. PRAISE THE LORD>

Dear Barack,
This is express our sincere sympathy with you and your sister, at this time of sorrow in the loss of your dear grandmother! It is indeed very sad that it happened to day Nov.3, as you prepare for election tomorrow.
It would have been so great for her to see you winning this election, (which we believe you will!) but God's time is often not our time!

We love you and your family, and will continue to have you all in our prayers. Wishing you every success and God's blessing tomorrow, and the day ahead!

Jim.M & family


Thank God For Her Life and Thank God Her Dream has Come True Rest in Perfect Peace MaMa ,Your Labour has not gone in vain.
Dora From Sierra Leone.

pole sana bw Obama, Mungu akupe nguvu hasa katika kipindi hiki kigumu. Utaibuka mshindi kaka.

barack you are my mentor i pray you win

barack you are my mentor i pray you win

My Heart goes out to you and your family. Your grandmother dreams has come true for you. God has his plans for you all along. God bless you and your family as God guides you on your way to guiding this country. From me and my family, you have our deep sympathy and may God continue to bless you and guide you thru this new day ahead.