Dawn lost the battle to leukemia today at 1:15pm. She passed peacefully, without pain and surrounded by friends and family. Jack Johnson was playing in the room. This morning Dawn was more aware and responding to commands. I read her the comments on the blog from the last few days. Thanks to everyone for all their outpouring of support and encouragement. It's been overwhelming. Those of you still in the fight, keep fighting; Dawn is smiling down upon you.
I know many of you have only seen Dawn through this site. I want everyone to remember Dawn not only for her battle with leukemia but also who she was before leukemia. When she was up on the transplant floor I had a bunch of pictures printed from memories that she and I shared. We put these pictures up as a collage in her room to help her remember what she was fighting for. You can click on the photo below to see some of these pictures.