Cheryl, who used the name "beaker" on this website passed away early October 2016. She was ill for 30 years with this damn disease until she succumbed from pancreatic cancer. She was the one of the sweetest beings around and would help others even though her illness was severe enough she was mostly housebound or bed-bound. Animals in need seemed to know where she lived, and somehow migrated to her home. She took in a multitude of stray or lost animals and cared for them until she found them good homes. Many of her friends were online as her illness kept her isolated mainly at home. If you need more specifics or know of other groups she participated in, please PM me so I can notify those that might want to know about Cheryl. Thanks.