I can't believe she's gone. I've been a member of Changes since 1996, since someone on the VPL pointed me that way.... Even though I'm a 24-year-old kid and a coward, she never knew me as anything less than the truth of myself, so much greater than that, and with support like that, I can BE greater. It is a real test, wondering how I will flourish without that help.
This is an excerpt of a poem she sent to me that I have read a hundred times and always treasured. She was never slow to share her appreciation for me. I hope I can propagate her memory... I miss her.