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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.

1 comment:

Jeanne Sather said...

Teri--cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am that your friend has died. I am grateful that you had her when you needed her in those first frightening days.

Have no doubts about your own ability to be a good friend. You always have been to me.

Much love, JeannenieUNEm

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