In a statement this morning, WWL interim news director Mike Hoss said, "“Susie faced this battle with a strength and courage that was unimaginable. She was so young and had so many reasons to be angry, but she never was. She was always the one picking up our spirits. She never said ‘Why me?’ only ‘What's the next hurdle to overcome?’"
Edwards, an Alabama native, came to WWL in 2007 after a five-year stint at a television station in Huntsville, Ala.
Close friends, including WVUE-TV reporter Bigad Shaban, had organized a fundraiser to offset Edwards' medical and traveling costs. That fundraiser, "Make a Wish for Susie," was planned to be held at the Southport Music Hall in Jefferson on Jan. 15 and is still scheduled to offset Edwards' expenses. Donations can also be made into the ‘Susan A. Edwards Fund’ by visiting any Capital One Bank. Donations can also be made to the American Cancer Society.