This lovely lady is Irene Clarke. The most beautiful woman I get to call Mom! She is the reason for my passion of art history and why I am an artist today.
In February 2019, Mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Her stubborn Irish mentality fought a brave and brutal fight. Finally, after an infinite amount of chemo and radiation treatments, Mom was given a chance at surgery. Following, and by the grace of God, she was then cancer free for several months. However, her cancer returned, and she lost her battle in December 2020.
While on earth, Mom was an extraordinary woman who wore many hats. She was a child of faith, a devoted daughter, a caring sister, a forgiving wife, an inspirational mother, a loving grandmother, and an all-around perfect friend. Mom was also a great painter, a classic movie buff, a compassionate animal lover, an astounding dog whisperer, and an avid bird feeder. She was also known to be a baking master, a sewing perfectionist, a word search guru, and the proudest grandmother of three grandchildren she loved more than life itself.
In her honor, with every sale, 5% of the proceeds will be donated to PanCan.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a United States-based 501 charity that funds research, provides patient & caregiver support, conducts community outreach, and advocates for increased federal research funding for those affected by pancreatic cancer. This type of cancer usually goes undetected until it's too late. As a result, so many families are crushed by this life-threatening disease. Hopefully, this malignancy will be erased through numerous donations and extensive research, giving precious time back to families.
... I love ya, Ma! XOXO, Chel
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