yesterday the world became a little smaller because we lost someone who helped to make it a little better. Devon Markert passed away last night at Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles. As many of you know she has been battling brain cancer since March of 2007. She went to the hospital after a fall and a series of headaches last week and an MRI showed the tumors on her cerebellum taking up all of the brain cavity space, as well as blood on the brain. They performed an emergency surgery to relieve the pressure by cutting back the tumor and draining the blood, but knew that it wouldn't help save her life for much longer, but long enough for family and friends to say their goodbyes. They also found several other tumors starting to grow around her brain stem, which was an entirely separate place than her previous tumors on her cerebellum. We got to say goodbye to Devon yesterday, she was in a comotose state, but we think maybe she heard us and maybe it helped her to let go and be at peace and out of the pain and suffering she has undergone in the last year and a half. She is desparately missed and the pain and anger from losing someone so young and full of life and love is beyond comprehension. I will post more information about the funeral when we know more. Please lift up prayers for her family and husband.