Today, we share the sad news that Gayle DeLong, Mother, Wife, College Professor, Autism Advocate, and friend, passed away after a battle with breast cancer. Many readers will recognize Gayle from events, conferences and rallies. From her family:
Gayle Louise DeLong, 1958-2022
After a seven-year struggle with cancer, Gayle DeLong passed away peacefully on January 5, 2022, at home and with her family. She proudly wore the badge of “Warrior Mom”. She worked relentlessly to lift the burdens of autism from her two daughters, Jennifer and Flora, and to help an entire generation of vaccine-injured children. She was not a physician, but she was an expert statistician, and she was able to calculate both the vested interests of pharmaceutical companies and the human toll their products were exacting.
A Zoom memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, January 16 starting at 3:00 pm EST. You can obtain a link from her husband, Jonathan Rose, at firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of flowers, we would be grateful for a contribution in Gayle’s name to Children’s Health Defense.
Gayle always said it was a shame that one couldn’t have a funeral before death: that way you could hear all the nice things that folks would say about you in their eulogies. Her daughter Jennifer Rose (author of It’s Not a Perfect World, but I’ll Take It) decided to write just such an advance eulogy for her mother, who was deeply touched when it was read to her while she was in hospital. We reproduce it here, with affection and admiration.
Editor's Note: We will add the eulogy as soon as we have it.