Cherokee Nation: Wilma Mankiller Diag...

Cherokee Nation: Wilma Mankiller Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

There are 32 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Mar 2, 2010, titled Cherokee Nation: Wilma Mankiller Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

Wilma Mankiller, author, lecturer and former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, has been diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer, according to a news release from the Cherokee Nation.

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Tulsa, OK

#1 Mar 2, 2010
Thank you so much for your service to the Cherokee people. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless!
we love you

Tulsa, OK

#2 Mar 2, 2010
Wilma, you are one of the most graceful, intelligent, beautiful women the world has known, and our tribe is lucky to have had you as our leader. God be with you.
Holly Berry

Tulsa, OK

#4 Mar 2, 2010
I agree, you have been great for our tribe, my thoughts are with you thru this tough battle! I as well as alot of people are thinking and praying for you!

United States

#5 Mar 2, 2010
I genuinely admire and respect this woman more than any other I've ever met. Very sad news today indeed.

Yuba City, CA

#8 Mar 2, 2010
TO Justin: I just have to say as a nurse that what you have said about pancreatic cancer is partly true. Alcohol can be a cause of pancreatic cancer along with many other possible causes but it is very narrow minded of you to state as if you know the cause of her diagnosis. I suggest that you study up on the causes of pancreatic cancer before publicly slander someone's name solely on the fact that you don't agree with their political views. I would also like to say that you do not represent all American Indians- I am one as well and do not agree with anything you have said here. However you are entitled to your own opinion. I only hope that if you one day find yourself in her position that you are not judged so harshly. God bless Wilma and her family. Please know that you have touched many lives. Chris
Proud Native

Jenks, OK

#9 Mar 2, 2010
Wilma Mankiller is a true role model for the Native American girls and women-what she achieved in her lifetime will be remembered for generations,she has built a legacy of genuine leadership,powerful yet graceful-lead not follow is something that she was able to do..her voice will be missed..and those who are spiteful,hateful,who do not know that cancer comes from so many different causes-may you never experience this disease-your stupidity is enough challenge for your pitiful life..........
Diana Gildhouse

Pella, IA

#11 Mar 2, 2010
our prayers our with you
Claudia Jones

Cushing, OK

#12 Mar 2, 2010
Thank you for paving the way for young Cherokee woman to live their dreams! Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Fayetteville, AR

#13 Mar 2, 2010
My mother passed away from pancreatic cancer 6 weeks after her diagnosis.

I hope your journey is painless and you find release easily.

Thank you for your contributions to the world.

Claremore, OK

#14 Mar 2, 2010
May Spirit bless you and You walk with your ancestors again, Wilma. You are a hero and outstanding role model for Native women and will be remembered with each generation.

May your path be blessed only with the greatest peace.
Patti D

Tulsa, OK

#16 Mar 2, 2010
Dearest Wilma, even now you set the bar extraordinarily high. You show us how to transition with dignity and grace. Thank you for all that you have done for the Cherokee people and thank you for the inspiration that you have been to me. God bless you and your family.

Claremore, OK

#17 Mar 2, 2010
stay strong Wilma!

Tulsa, OK

#18 Mar 3, 2010
you were born into this world with such grace, you will teach us to live with such grace. may your journey be a blessed one. remember God has a special place for you. You will lead and teach in the heavens.My prayers are with you and your family. you will always be remebered for your wonderful life here.....
Ken Muir

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Mar 3, 2010
She had a rich and full life. She is a tribute to the Cherokee people.

Claremore, OK

#20 Mar 3, 2010
How proud we should all be; We are blessed by this woman and her contributions. Best Wishes to Wilma.

Tulsa, OK

#21 Mar 3, 2010
I have met this smart, strong woman a couple of times and was impressed with her spirit, and her friendliness. She is a role model for all.
Gwen Ellison

Chanute, KS

#27 Mar 3, 2010
I am a recent cancer survivor from Kansas and have always admired Wilma, not just that she's a woman, but a great leader of a great nation. Best of luck on your future journey, we send you our love. Gwen Ellison, Cherryvale, KS

Cambridge, MA

#28 Mar 3, 2010
They should be celebrated for their accomplishments,

Sallisaw, OK

#30 Mar 3, 2010
God bless and be with Wilma and her girls, and family. I have the honor to KNOW all of them as FRIENDS. I also had the honor of being an employee of the Great Cherokee Nation then as well as now. Wilma is a blessing to all women and a strong role model also. She always creates a grace with her presence and for those whom claim to be native and slander an amazing woman due to differences of political views, shame on you. It is narrow minded, and it speaks volumes of your personal character. It is a long known and spoken addage those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Being of narrow mind "JUSTIN IN TULSA" you may not understand these words. I personally as a native woman and Cherokee am proud of all of Wilmas accolades. God has allowed the world to realize her worth, now it is for her family to recognize and spend as much precious time with her as possible. Wilma to you I say Gods Speed and Grace.
Cookie from Stilwell

Haskell, OK

#32 Mar 3, 2010
Thank you so much for serving our people so honorably. You and your family are in our prayers and may God give you strength thru this battle.
God Bless You!!

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