Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.
In July of 2014, Cindy was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer. She needs prayers and good thoughts sent her way. She is a private person but asked us to pass her info on to everyone who cares about her so they can collectively pray for her on Monday, January 18, when a shunt is being inserted into her brain to target chemo at the tumors just detected.
Up until the end of December when she retired, Cindy was a principal at Carroll Manor Elementary where she just started working when she was diagnosed. Prior to Carroll Manor, Cindy worked at New Market Elementary School in Maryland.
Cindy started her career in education when she took a job in a little town in California called 29 Palms. She was hired at a job fair in New York and soon flew out to California to begin her teaching career. After working in 29 Palms for a few years, Cindy was hired at Conway Elementary School, in Escondido, CA where she worked for about 10 years. While in California, she married Ron Alvarado and had a beautiful son Taylor. Soon thereafter, wanting to be closer to family, Ron, Cindy and Taylor packed up and moved to Maryland. Casey was born soon after.
Cindy has lived and raised her wonderful sons in Fredrick, Maryland for over 18 years. Sadly, Ron passed away a few years ago from cancer. Cindy meet Mark Keyser, who has been in her life, going through this journey with her.
Anyone who has had the good fortune to get to know Cindy has felt her magic. She is funny, kind, reflective, thoughtful, and gentle. She is one of those amazing people who do not spend any time putting other people down or talking about anyone. She is "present" when you are with her, and that is what makes her so special. She makes her friends and family feel like they are the most important people in the world.
Carl Lythcke (aka Calvin Dean), Cindy's devoted uncle, and I, (Erin English - a long-time friend) will do our best to keep this site up to date as Cindy continues to get treatment for her advanced-staged lung cancer. She needs prayers, thoughts and love right now.
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