Drivers can 'Give a Beep about Sarcoma


Three months after the loss of his wife Cindy, Don Sills, of Havelock, kneels beside her grave after receiving the granite marker that bears their names. Cindy Sills died of therhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer.

Drew C. Wilson/Havelock News
Published: Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 07:27 PM.

The earth was still fresh on Cindy Sills’ grave as her husband Don knelt beside to offer a silent prayer.

It has been just over three months since Don Sills lost his wife to a rare form of cancer.

Cindy Sills, 56, had three children and five grandchildren.

Don Sills has been on a quest to raise awareness of sarcoma, particularly therhabdomyosarcoma, which took his wife of 36 years from him.

It took 2 1/2 months to diagnose Sills’ painful ankle problems as stemming from sarcoma, which causes a disintegration of the soft tissue connecting the bone.

Sills was a popular employee at the Marine Corps Community Services Safety Store and was well known to the military and civilian workers who came by to purchase safety glasses and shoes.

“She loved that job,” Don Sills said. “She hit it off with everyone who came by.”

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