Sabrina Black Loses Battle with Cancer

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After 6 years of battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Sabrina Black passed away last night at the home she and her husband, Steve shared in Clawson.

Sabrina, a former Detroit radio personality and the wife of WRIF's weekend jock, Steve Black, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2000 and had undergone numerous chemotherapy and radiation treatments as well as two bone marrow transplants. Over the course of the last couple of weeks, Sabrina's condition worsened and she finally succumbed to the cancer last night, surrounded by her loving husband and her two cats. Sabrina was best known for her work as a sports update reporter at WDFN-AM 1130.

Steve Black commented, "It is with great sadness that I'm announcing the loss of my amazing wife Sabrina. Sabrina battled cancer for more than 6 years, but died at home in our bed at 9pm on Monday, March 20th. I'll admit that the last several days were difficult for her and she continued the fight to her last breath. I feel very lucky, of all the billions of people in the world, God choose me to love Sabrina and help her cross from this world to the next. We are both proud of what we accomplished as a couple, we had the chance over the last few weeks to look back and we did everything right. We had time to look through our photographs, talk and laugh before she became bed ridden. Her last four days were very difficult and she fought as hard as she possibly could. It is comforting to know that we did not waste one single day in our nine years together."

Sabrina's memorial service is open to the public this Saturday, March 25th between noon and 5pm at Gramer Funeral Home, located at 705 N. Main Street in Clawson.

Contributions can be still made to the Sabrina Black Fund to continue her fight, along with many others, against leukemia and lymphoma. The hope is that some day, the fund will be able to pay 100% of the medical bills of a cancer patient. To make a donation, send a check or money order payable to "The Sabrina Black Fund" to WDFN, Sabrina Black Fund, 27675 Halsted Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48331.



Detroit News:

Sabrina Black is gone, but her sunglasses are still on the table, and for now, they are enough for her husband to cling to. She died Monday night at home in Clawson, and when Steve Black woke up Tuesday, "I was so hesitant that this houseful of memories would be crippling." Instead, he saw the photos and trinkets and all the driftwood washed ashore in nine years together, "and everywhere I look, I find joy." It's only right, and only fair. Sabrina, 35, a former disc jockey and WDFN-AM (1130) sports reporter, fought Hodgkin's lymphoma with more spirit and more smiles for more years than even her husband thought possible... Sabrina Black's spirited battle (Wed 3/22)

 

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