Remember Sue...

What the Caterpillar calls the end of the World,
the Butterfly calls the beginning.
Friday, January 13, 2006
A week ago my shining star of light and love went missing. This afternoon she returned to another part of the universe.My world is dark.
My heart is broken.  Sue was diagnosed with a brain tumor, known as a Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), the day before Thanksgiving 2005.  She slipped into a coma and died in my arms just seven weeks later - six years ago today.
We were together for only twenty years, married for sixteen years and three weeks, and she is the love of my life.  Susan was an extraordinary person.I cannot express how much I miss her. - Rick

Friday, January 13, 2006

A week ago my shining star of light and love went missing.
This afternoon she returned to another part of the universe.

My world is dark.

My heart is broken.  Sue was diagnosed with a brain tumor, known as a Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), the day before Thanksgiving 2005.  She slipped into a coma and died in my arms just seven weeks later - six years ago today.

We were together for only twenty years, married for sixteen years and three weeks, and she is the love of my life.  Susan was an extraordinary person.
I cannot express how much I miss her. - Rick

2006: Always a teacher, she wanted her body donated to Science.
Her body was sent to the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia.
VCOM was chosen because they try to utilize their donors for an  entire school year, rather than just a semester as at many other  schools, and her young age and excellent physical condition made her a  good candidate for such use.
After the time at VCOM, her body was cremated and her ashes scattered, along with those of her “classmates,” in the Memorial Gardens of the New River Valley cemetery, also in Blacksburg.

2006: Always a teacher, she wanted her body donated to Science.

Her body was sent to the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia.

VCOM was chosen because they try to utilize their donors for an entire school year, rather than just a semester as at many other schools, and her young age and excellent physical condition made her a good candidate for such use.

After the time at VCOM, her body was cremated and her ashes scattered, along with those of her “classmates,” in the Memorial Gardens of the New River Valley cemetery, also in Blacksburg.

1997: The Christmas holiday was her favorite time of the year.

1997: The Christmas holiday was her favorite time of the year.

1986: I will always remember her like this…the summer after we met.

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1986: I will always remember her like this…the summer after we met.




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