i am sad to report that my friend w died last night of metastatic breast cancer. she was 35 years old. about four months ago, w and her husband became first-time parents to a newborn infant via surrogate. zichrona l'vracha, may w's memory be a blessing to all who knew her.
w and i met at a young survivors retreat in las vegas a few years ago. we had another opportunity to meet in seattle more recently and bonded via email and blogging. w was vivacious, smart, funny, a committed teacher and a giving, loving friend, daughter, sister, wife and mother.
her death hits especially hard today. as i look to monday's chemo, i can't help but face my own mortality. again.