Gone too soon: Remembering Emily O'Reilly, mother of 3
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Local 12 is very saddened to report that Emily O'Reilly has died.
Emily was the 35-year-old mother who was battling a rare form of cancer.
She leaves behind her husband and three children, all younger than five.
She went through radiation, chemotherapy and clinical trials for about 18 months to live as long as she could for them.
She recently returned home under 24-hour hospice care.
O'Reilly's big worry seemed to be that her kids are too young to have memories of her and so she had been writing messages to each of them in journals.
Her family and friends also installed a bench in Ault Park.
A message on it reads in part: "Loving mother to Henry, Gabrielle and Grace. Mom and I are one."
O'Reilly had Cholangio Carcinoma, an incurable cancer of the bile duct.