Her life, love, and legacy
Despite the fact that Carmela Short was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, her loving heart still had room to help others. She and her husband John focused enormous amounts of energy towards a common goal, forming "Cure Mommy's Breast Cancer", a non-profit organization devoted to helping cancer patients by providing them with financial support.
Carmela passed away on March 27th, 2003 at 38 years old. She left behind her husband John, daughter Nicole, son Michael, and her family and friends who help to carry on her legacy. Nicole and Michael are following in their mother's footsteps and have become integral members of the organization.