Elsa Quirino Ballesteros

In August of 2013, her breast cancer metastasized to her lungs and cancer fluid nodules were drained from her right lung.  It was stage 4 by that time but we didn’t know that was the case since she was still stronger in 2014.  However, in early 2015, the cancer had spread to her spine and had surgery (Kyphoplasty) to strengthen her fractured bones.  She progressively weakened as breathing became more difficult.  Cancer nodules continued to build up in her lungs once more and fluids were drained (Thoracentesis) from her lungs eight (8) times that year!  Sadly, after a lengthy battle, my dear, gentle, and loving wife lost her fight and passed away in the early morning of December 15, 2015.