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In Memoriam

CUSH Founding President, Sue Ann Koziol (SuziQ)

CUSH Founding President, Sue Ann Koziol (SuziQ)

Sue was born in Michigan on August 08, 1946 and passed away on March 12, 2006 at the age of 59.

She was a very special friend to Cushies world-wide. We will remember her always.

There was an online memorial for Sue during the Cushing's Awareness Day Medical Forum in Oklahoma, April 5-8, 2006. For more information, please visit this topic on the message boards

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In Memoriam

Donald John Koziol

Tuesday, September 2, 2003

Sue and Don at the UVa Convention September 2002.

ChatiCat posted this on the message boards:

Koziol, Donald John
Passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2003, age 59 years. Survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Sue, sons Jeffrey and James and daughter, Donna Sue, (9) grandchildren, a host of relatives and friends.

Cushing’s Syndrome, while remaining unknown for many years, affected Donald's life. During the many years Sue was afflicted with this disease he stayed by her side, supporting her, loving her and never giving up on her as she became a stranger to him. Once diagnosed, he continued to support her throughout her surgery and many months of recovery. He was instrumental in the foundation of the CUSH organization, his belief that no one should have to suffer such insidiousness and that more should be done to create awareness of an often misdiagnosed disease. Shortly after Sue's surgery Donald was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. All the while he battled his own disease, he continued to support his wife's devotion to Cushing’s Awareness, traveling with her to form CUSH, meet other Cushing’s patients and the UVA Pituitary Days Conference, plus annual CUSH meeting in Virginia in 2002. While he himself was riddled with pain, he committed himself to being by her side, meeting those afflicted by Cushing’s. He kept up an avid interest in the message boards until the last month of his life... He was devoted.

In lieu of flowers, Donald requested that donations be made to the Cushing’s Understanding Support & Help (CUSH) Organization

I never had the opportunity of meeting Don personally but I so appreciate his dedication to Cushing's and his faithful support to Sue.


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