It appears that Mr. Badger’s year-long battle with cancer ended yesterday. My heartfelt condolences go out to Mrs. Badger and her son. I can only imagine the depths of their grief.
The American healthcare system has left Mrs. Badger without her husband, lover, and best friend. It has left her 12-year-old son without his dad. It has also left them both with an enormous debt load from medical bills.
Donations to the Badger Fund made it possible for the family to afford hospice care, which allowed Mr. Badger to spend his last days at home with his family. Contributions to the fund will continue to be gratefully accepted.
Academic Coach has also volunteered to forward sympathy cards to the Badgers.