About a year ago, I got back in contact with a girl (I guess we're women now!) I went to junior high and high school with when I lived in Texas. We weren't super close friends back then, but were in the band together and ran around in next-to-each-other kinds of crowds and had classes together.
We've emailed back and forth a couple of times, talked about our kids and old friends and teachers, etc. She's still very friendly, which I remember from school.
And it turns out, she has a very serious form of breast cancer and has just recently passed the one year mark. She was interviewed for a segment on NBC Nightly News and it aired last Tuesday. The segment talks about how breast cancer in younger women is much more serious than in older women.
She's doing very well so far, and is glad to live so close to Duke University, where all kinds of cool research is going on. (Duke is where all kinds of cool food allergy research is going on, too!)
Anyway, I wanted to spread the word about her interview--I thought she did really well. Pass it on!