Monet Armenia, a mother of two children at South Mountain School, succumbed to stage 4 metastatic breast cancer and passed away early this morning.
Armenia’s passing was confirmed by a post to her “Miracle for Monet” Facebook page. Funeral information has not yet been announced.
The South Orange Dolphins swim team has announced that the swim-a-thon scheduled for next Wednesday will be dedicated to Armenia’s memory. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
A fund to raise money to allow Armenia to explore alternative treatment options raised more than $40,000 for her treatment by late June.
A lovely description of Armenia can be found on the fundraising page:
Monet exemplifies what it means to be full of life. She is extremely dedicated to her family and friends, especially to her husband Joe and, most of all, their two sons —Aidan, 9 and Jackson, 7. She is beautiful in every sense of the word; truly genuine, with a sense of giving that is infectious, and a beauty that has lit up this world for the past 42 years and all of ours.
Six years ago, at the age of 36, when her kids were 3 and 1, Monet was diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite thinking that she had successfully battled it with chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, it metastasized: first to her bones, then her liver and lungs, and now, most recently to her brain and spine. Unfortunately, the numerous lines of hormonal, chemo, and targeted therapies she has tried have not been effective, and she has exhausted all conventional options.
Village Green extends condolences to Armenia’s friends and family.