Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thoughts with Yow

Goes without saying, but our thoughts and prayers are with N.C. State women's basketball coach Kay Yow as she is in a local hospital battling stage 4 cancer as her Wolfpack prepares to take on Miami.

"Yow's longtime oncologist, Dr. Mark Graham, recommended that she enter the hospital," said the N&O. "Graham said that the overall complexity of Yow's care prompted him to make that decision. ...

"Yow, who has coached with metastatic breast cancer since 2004, is said to have not felt well while resting at her Cary home. She had not been hospitalized during the four games she missed earlier in the season.

"Yow, in her 34th season with the Wolfpack, missed her first game this season on Dec. 22 and would miss four before taking a leave of absence. Graham advised that it was best for Yow to 'focus on her disease and its treatment, which she will need to do for the foreseeable future.'

"Graham said Wednesday that Yow's status for in-home care or hospital care would be determined 'day to day.' He would not disclose the name of the hospital or speak directly about Yow's care."

I had the pleasure of interviewing Coach Yow as a student reporter years ago, and she went above and beyond giving me the time and attention I deserved for a piece on which I was working. Keep fighting, Coach Yow. We're all with ya.

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