Four time Iditarod champion Susan Butcher lost her fight with leukemia Saturday. Hearing of the loss of this courageous woman really touched us. It is a loss to everybody, Alaskan or otherwise. We met her in 2000, she was a class act and a true Alaskan.
Many of us have family we know of that are fighting this disease. Cancer took my first wife at 32 only 12 years ago. Its not only an "old person's disease".
My hope and prayer is that we can find a cure.