Post Edited (Scooterscooter) : 8/31/2009 10:10:56 AM (GMT-6)
Chris, I am very sorry for your loss. I too, lost a friend, someone I cared for and about. I saw how unpretentious, courageous and strong she was which made it even more devastating to deal with loosing her, though I am truly blessed and enriched for knowing her. I only wish there was more time. Time for this very special and dear person to have the chance to recover enough to realize her dream of living in the tropical home that she loved. Time to have the puppy she longed for. More time to read, which she loved to do. More opportunity to travel. She was a unique, intelligent and caring woman, rich in so many ways. Unfortunately, money can not buy health, but maybe it can accelerate finding a cure. This is a debilitating and incidious disease which is still not being taken seriously by the medical community or the insurance companies. I think that donating in honor of someone so dear is a noble and self-less gesture. A friend was truly lost to me and Thanksgiving will never be the same for me and in honor of my friend and those friends that are still battling this illness, I too, would like to make a donation to help further research to find a cure for Lyme Disease and participate in this memorial to Trish if I could.
I was in the city today and thinking of Trish. I will get in touch in the next few days...we will talk more then!
P.S. i hope its ok with you. i have a litter of pups they are 5 weeks old now, and believe it or not i named 1 of the lil girls Trisha, for Trisha Yearwood. but i would not like to have your blessings to have it as Trish for your friend, in mimory of her, and the pup she didnt get to have. this alone brings tears to my eyes.
Post Edited (RottenDog) : 8/31/2009 11:09:28 PM (GMT-6)
ChrisM, I am very sorry for your loss. How kind of you to want to raise donations in her name. I recommend the Lyme Disease Association. The founder, Pat Smith, works tirelessly to educate and bring about awareness. You may also want to donate to the Lyme pediatrician fund which provides money for testing for families who cannot afford it. For contact information, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you aware of the Lyme Disease Memorial Project http://www.lymememorial.org/ ? It is a memorial for those who have passed away from tick-borne diseases. You may want to have Trish's name added if it has not been.
My heart goes out to you.