Gene Glave passed away Thursday after a long battle with breast cancer. Having worked as a registered nurse and the manager of pediatric services for Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Glave was familiar with the disease and approached her treatment with a brave attitude when she was diagnosed in 2006. She blogged about her battle and eventually used her experiences to create a popular, humorous play called The Mammologues. Glave wrapped up her first run of chemotherapy later that year, but the cancer returned in May 2010.

Glave left a message to friends and family, which was posted on Facebook this afternoon:

“Hello everyone… I wanted to take a moment to talk about life, the greatest of journeys. You have all brought so much enrichment, meaning, love, and light to my life, and to share your laughter, your tears, your joys and frustrations has been a blessing and a privilege to me beyond any measure of thanks in words. I have gone on ahead now in this journey of life but what I carry is a celebration of our friendships, camaraderie, and love. You can rest assured that we will meet again and until that time I will be watching over and sending my love to each and every one of you. The greatest success in life can simply be measured by how we treat each other along the way and I have been overwhelmed by your selflessness, your caring, your heartfelt love and concern. I love each and every one of you beyond measure. May God nurture and keep you, and may you keep each other until we meet again 😉 ALL MY LOVE AND THANKS !!! Gene”

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