Loss of a Friend

Erik - 'Love, Loss and Survival'

If I could have that night back I would have held her in my arms for the next month.

Stevie endured a harrowing childhood, with the trials and tribulations of years of sexual and physical abuse that would always be with her. Her warmth and openness to people were all the more impressive in light of these inner demons.

Lisa - 'Understanding the Risks'

I learned after her death, how high risk physicians are, and in fact that a family member had died by suicide. We know it's more than just Rita—this is everybody.

Stephanie - 'Sister of My Heart*'

She was my best friend. She was the closest thing I have ever had to a sister.

Alex was outgoing, adventurous, smart and spontaneous. She loved traveling, she could put people at ease instantly and she had a wonderful sense of humor.