Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Farewell to one of my supporters
I just learned that a college friend passed away on Sunday. Pat was probably the first one I talked out my fears with while waiting for scans to begin in 2006. She and I shared a conference motel room in Phoenix, and spent most of the dark hours at night sending nouns and verbs free. She was a year into her cancer treatment and recovery, and I was just beginning my path. Her no-nonsense demeanor and humor kept me company all the way through my first series of treatments and in the years since. I can only hope to be the friend she was to me.
The photo is of us in Boston, when I took my first trip on a plane after radiation in 2006.