This is not Clarissa writing this, but her daughter, Ursala. On October 14th our mother was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer. At that time she was bed-ridden for at least 23 hours per day. On October 19th I flew to her Tulsa studio apartment, packed her up, and we drove back to Pagosa Springs. On November 1st we visited with an oncologist in Durango who told my mother that she might have a few weeks to several months to live. During the month of November my siblings, Lily and Kahlil, took turns caring for our mother with an optimistic, vigorous cancer-fighting health regimen in our family home. On December 2nd her organs truly began to fail, and at 12:30AM on December 7th she left this world.
To read more about her last days you may visit her healing journal at CaringBridge: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/clarissa
To send a message to the family, please email me Ursala, at ursalarose(at)gmail.com