The joy I felt from yesterday’s fun, frivolous post quickly gave was to an overwhelming wave of sadness. My dear friend, Millennium Patient Ambassador and broadcast myeloma support group member, Sandy Hirsch, died earlier this weekend from complications associated with her high risk multiple myeloma.
Sandy’s smile could light up a room. She was determined not to let cancer bring her–or others around her–down. I believe she lived for five years post diagnosis. That’s a long time for someone with genetic obstacles.
Sandy was kind. She had spunk. Like her family, I’m crushed. Sandy’s husband David was kind enough to email me and personally give me the bad news:
Pat, we lost her last night. She will be missed.
Yes she will David; by so many. Pat