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Another One For The Beast

Sitting in a church this weekend, saying good-bye to a friend. Mary lived so much of her life at NBC NEWS. She always seemed to be on the job. That was two years and a day before cancer took her away from a loving daughter and other family, not to mention a room full of friends now mourning her death. She barely had a chance to enjoy retirement when chemo replaced gardening and traveling and all the plans she'd had for doing the things she never had time for because the job directs your days.

Score another one for the beast. A life cut short. Love lost. A family shattered. Friends losing friends.

Cancer, in a nutshell.