Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
The week of Feb 22, 2021, our dear Katya was diagnosed with advanced Stage IV metastatic brain cancer. She chose to enter hospice care, and to be in Rochester, NY near her family. Thanks the generosity of many people, Katya was able to fly from Albuquerque to Rochester on a chartered medical flight on March 1.
A remarkable oncologist at the hospital in Albuquerque shared with Katya a number of possible treatment options and their side effects and then stated "perhaps the kindest option is to let go of the trauma of treatment and the searching for what the causes may be." Upon hearing this Katya felt her body immediately relax and said "I don't want to fight - there is no battle here. I want my energy to go toward beauty and love." When we ask her how she is, she responds "I am present." And she is. This is the spirit of her end of life journey.
On Tuesday, September 7, 2021, Katya passed from this life to the next, surrounded by love. We are grateful for your presence on this journey to support her.