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In Memoriam of Aubrey Renee (Isbell) White


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Aubrey was diagnosed with Stage II A inductive carcinoma (HER2+) in June of 2004 at the age of 24. She had a lumpectomy and sentinel node removal, and followed up with Taxol/Lupron and Arimidex. This was followed with radiation to her breast. Things had been going well up until last October, when an MRI showed small (almost invisible) lesions in her lungs. A subsequent brain MRI showed some evidence of tumors in her brain. She went through a round of hormone therapy, which didn't seem to help, followed by brain radiation. She was also given tamoxifen and other chemo drugs (Xeloda, etc.). Things seemed to be alright, but none of the chemo seemed to help. This summer she was put on navelbine.

Early July, she started having bad headaches, and an MRI showed new tumors at the base of her brain. These were radiated over the course of a week, during which time she was given decadron for the swelling. This was followed by another round of Navelbine. At this point, she developed shingles. She took Valtrex and Auxo-clav for about two weeks, and during this time, her train of thought seemed to get lost and she had a hard time walking (some of this was due to steroidal myopathy from the decadron). A contrast CT showed activity in her brain at which point Aubrey was put onto Hospice.

4 weeks later, Aubrey passed away. At the time of her death, she was surrounded by loved ones at home, and showed no evidence of pain or suffering.

Even though Aubrey went through a barrage of treatments over the last 5 years, she never complained. She kept her positive attitude to the very end, and lived up to her motto "No Worries".

Aubrey loved life, and during her time here, she was able to travel around the world, visiting the Carribbean, Europe twice, and even a short trip to China.

She was actively involved in roller hockey until she was told that the impact was too risky for her bones. She was excited to participate in the 3-day walk in San Diego in 2006 and planned on working pit-crew in San Francisco this year before she was diagnosed. Even to the end, she never gave up.

Aubrey was just nearing the end of her PhD work in Biochemistry. It was thought that her career could lead into cancer research. Instead, the goal of this fund is to raise as much money as possible for cancer research so Aubrey can still make her contribution to science.

She is dearly missed.

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Nancy S Torres-Davis
Mon, Jan 18, 2010
My dearest White Family (Jason):
I am so, so, sorry for such a great loss of
your beautiful, smart, funny, lovely, gorgeous, stunning, precious friend, and beloved wife Aubrey. What an amazing
feat she and you (family) have climbed to
make inroads into a dangerous, yet important investigation of Cancer, and even
to aim to defeat cancer, by researching it
and trying to find ways to put it out of every
human being it trys to take from all of us. I can only offer you prayers and thank you's for
sharing your most beautiful bride with all of
us, Aubrey White. thank you. Jason, I love your mom for all she is and has become. She is a remarkable friend and person. I feel honored to have known you and your family members prior to your birth, as the first son!
I am amazed at all of you, and know God is
taking care of your angel, Aubrey. Love, nancy s. Torres-Davis/classmate of Annette White

Jennifer (Hough) LaFrance
Fri, Nov 20, 2009
Aubrey, I never got to know you but I am so glad that you were in Jason's life. If I know anything, it is that you were loved dearly by him and you will be missed. My prayers are with your family.

Carla McCann
Thu, Nov 12, 2009
I am walking in the 2009 3-Day Walk in San Diego. Aubrey's name was given to me by a mutual friend and I am honored to walk in her memory.
I didn't know Aubrey but I am touched by her story and the people who loved her. Her life lives on in the love of others.

Annette White
Thu, Nov 05, 2009
This was quite a special young lady. Our family has lost a great deal in Aubrey leaving us. Hopefully
a cure will be found and this horrible disease will come to a halt. Aubrey would have been a good one to work at finding a cure. We can be sure that she is guiding everyone from above in the direction needed to get to a cure point. She gave so much to so many especially my Son. For that I am eternally grateful.
I miss you Aubs.. Love Mom White

Pam & Doug
Sat, Oct 31, 2009
Missing you everyday

Jamie Ledezma
Sun, Oct 25, 2009
I never had the privilege of meeting Aubrey, but I learned about her legacy and beautiful spirit through her family's tribute to Aubrey at the Central Valley Race for the Cure on October 24th. Aubrey, even though we never met, I am moved by your journey and will carry your story with me for many, many years to come. God Bless you and your family.

Don Patterson
Fri, Oct 23, 2009
Jason: The entire Patterson family grieves at your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
Don Patterson

Louise and Sven Koehler
Thu, Oct 22, 2009
We will miss Aubrey dearly, one of the happiest, friendliest and cheeriest people we knew. Jason, our thoughts are with you.

Rich Alipaz
Wed, Oct 21, 2009
Jason, I am so sorry to hear about Aubrey. I was just thinking about you the other day as our school is involved in Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Today, one of our teachers, Jenn McGrath, mentioned your name and what happened. I told her how close I was with your family and we were both surprised to find out we each new your family so well. Your family has always been very special to me. Don't hesitate to contact me for anything. Look me up on facebook.
Love, Rich

John Baker
Mon, Oct 19, 2009
Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
May your memories give you strength

Stephanie, Rob and Lillian Coffin
Sun, Oct 18, 2009
Aubrey- you were such an amazing woman; we will miss you dearly. Our prayers are with Aubrey's family.

John & Kathy Goolsby
Fri, Oct 16, 2009
Our love and best wishes
God Bless
She will truly be missed
Love and Aloha

Parul Khare
Fri, Oct 16, 2009
Aubrey, I spent the best years of my PhD working next to you. Miss you.

Laura Dekker
Fri, Oct 16, 2009
Aubrey will be greatly missed. I'm sooo sorry for your loss. I will never forget her perkiness at 5am in the morning for our spin classes at the Rec Center. She always had such a great attitude and love of life.

Michelle Brooks
Fri, Oct 16, 2009
So sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.

Heather Reuterskiold
Fri, Oct 16, 2009
I'll never forget that baton twirler smile!

The Guire Family
Thu, Oct 15, 2009
You are deeply missed sister. Love to my brother.

Your bro
Thu, Oct 15, 2009
We all already miss you so much, I cant imagine how much more we'll be missing you. We love you Aubs

Dave and Sharon Kline
Thu, Oct 15, 2009
Jason, we are so sorry for your tragic loss. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Sharron Cearing
Thu, Oct 15, 2009
Jason... I am so very, very sorry for your loss. You are blessed to have so many friends and family here for you. You are too young to have to hurt this bad.

Anita Walter - Momanita
Thu, Oct 15, 2009
It's been a blessing to have you as a part of our family. Thank you for having us. I love you tink.

Nancy and Larry McCracken
Thu, Oct 15, 2009
She will be missed on the Homecoming fields at Cal Poly!!

Gabe Hernandez
Thu, Oct 15, 2009
Jason and Family
I'm sorry for your loss, my prayers go out to you and Aubrey. I hope the memories of her time with you will get you through this difficult time.

Lisa Walter
Thu, Oct 15, 2009
You are dearly missed chica.

Bridget Owens
Thu, Oct 15, 2009
Even on the bad days you were always smiling! That smile and positive attitude of yours will always be remembered.
My heart goes out to Aubrey's family.

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