Sad, sad news:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s grandmother died of cancer, he said in a statement on Monday, a little more than a week after Obama interrupted the White House race to say goodbye to her in Hawaii.

“It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer,” Obama said in a joint statement with his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng. “She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility.”

Dunham helped raise Obama from the age of 10 while his mother was working in Indonesia, and Obama took an emotional 22-hour trip to Hawaii to visit her on October 23 and 24.

It is too bad she won’t get to see this. New rallying cry: “Let’s do this for Madelyn”.

RIP Miss Madelyn. Thanks for raising one hell of a man. Your influence will be felt by our entire country for years to come.

  • As you may have heard, Barack Obama’s grandmother Madelyn Dunham died on Sunday, November 2nd. Obama didn’t receive the news until Monday, the 3rd—just one day prior to Election Day. Luckily for Obama, he had the opportunity to see his grandmother “Toot” in late October. He called her Toot, his shorthand for “tutu,” a Hawaiian term for grandparent. It doesn’t change that Toot’s death couldn’t have come at a worse time for Obama. The death of a loved one is hard enough as it is; it always seems to happen at the worst time in life—when you’re extremely busy and money is tight. Affording travel costs and funeral costs can be so overwhelming and sometimes impossible. Who needs something else to worry about in that kind of situation? That’s why you should check out short term installment loans if you’re ever faced with the costs associated with losing a loved one. Installment loans can help reduce stress in an already overly-stressful situation.

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