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DCpages staff would like to share are condolences to Senator Obama on his grandmother's passing. I am sure Madelyn was very proud of her grandson. Obama announced the news from the campaign trail in Charlotte, N.C. The joint statement with his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng said Dunham died peacefully late Sunday night after a battle with cancer.


It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer. She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances. She was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and left this world with the knowledge that her impact on all of us was meaningful and enduring. Our debt to her is beyond measure.


Our family wants to thank all of those who sent flowers, cards, well-wishes, and prayers during this difficult time. It brought our grandmother and us great comfort. Our grandmother was a private woman, and we will respect her wish for a small private ceremony to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to any worthy organization in search of a cure for cancer.


Until her death, Dunham lived in the same small highrise apartment where she raised her grandson Barack. She was an avid bridge player, but mostly stayed at home in her apartment "listening to books on tape and watching her grandson on CNN every day." Madelyn Dunham suffered from severe osteoporosis. In 2008, she underwent both corneal transplant and hip replacement surgeries.



Edited by Luke_Wilbur

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I too would like to share my deepest Condolences to His family, and to ALL other Cancer patient Families out there.


And to the insurance companies? I really have NOTHING nice to say about you all.

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We can both agree on that issue ;) My father died of cancer a couple years ago. I still have not forgiven the insurance company for taking him out of the nursing home. He died a few weeks later.

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