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March 26, 2011

Geraldine Ferraro Passes at 75

The first woman candidate for Vice President.

This is something that I've witnessed in my life, a person hanging on until all of their loved ones are close, just to say goodbye in that way.

Raje said it seemed Ferraro held out until her husband and three children arrived. They were all at her bedside when she passed, she said.

"Gerry actually waited for all of them to come, which I think was incredible," said Raje, director of the myloma program at the hospital's cancer center. "They were all able to say their goodbyes to Mom."

It's just been my anecdotal experience is all, my mom held on for 30 hours in a coma until we could all be there. I was told by her doctor, and I'll admit perhaps it was just a kindness, that he thought she did that on purpose.

I thought I mighta still been in trouble or something. But I was cool.

RIP Geraldine.


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