As soon as I was diagnosed, Laura and Alan have been there for us. She sent us gifts, the occasional concerned email and has regularly posted encouraging comments on this blog as soon as there was a new posting. After several invites we were finally able to get together this afternoon. They have a wonderful house with a pool and so Angela and I were able to spend a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon with lots of delicious food and great company.
Laura is a constant reminder that my profession has provided me with relationships that have impacted and enriched my life very deeply.
(Sorry about the rather bad picture, Laura)