Sunday, January 4, 2009
Letter from a reader-Madelyn Dunhan suffered from orteoporosis, no mention of cancer
In August, during a family vacation in Honolulu following his Democratic Party nomination, Obama told reporters that Dunham was struggling from osteoporosis that limits her mobility. He did not mention she had cancer. On Oct 21,2008 , Dunham's brother, Charles Payne, who is Obama's great-uncle, told the Associated Press from his Chicago home that Dunham, who turns 86 on Sunday, "has not been well for a long time. Then she fell and broke her hip fairly recently. She's unhappy with the condition that she's in, I can tell you that." Again no mention of any cancer.
Relative says Obama's grandmother broke her hip and is 'gravely ill'
Madelyn Dunham, the woman who raised Barack Obama, died of cancer Nov 3,2008 on the eve of his election as president of the United States.