Remembering Dee…

We lost a special lady yesterday. The heart she was born with wasn’t strong enough to keep up with her. After many close calls, massive medical hurdles, and what seemed like an eternity of waiting, she finally received a donor heart.

But the new healthy heart beating inside her wasn’t enough. Just as it seemed a full recovery would be possible, something unexpected ambushed her and stole away all hope of recovery. She leaves behind a husband who is still reeling from the idea of life without her. She also leaves behind many friends who will miss her.

The last time I saw her was at a celebration dinner for a now-completed project that she had instigated years before. At one point she patted the pager on her hip and said, “It’s Super Bowl weekend, and there’s an ice storm coming. The odds are good.” It was a delightfully twisted comment, indicative of both her dark side and her sense of humor.

Indeed the odds were good. Two days later, she received her donor heart. I just wish she had had a chance to use it a little longer, and to its fullest potential.

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  1. jimmy_hollaman

    March 10, 2004 at 6:05pm

    good friend

    She was a great friend in deed. i think that i will miss her since of humor. I will not look at sheep in the same way and I will not be able to ever forget her idea of what she wanted to do after she got the heart transplant scar healed. She wanted to take and get a tatoo off a zipper on the scar. Thats the since of humor she had. i also can’t say what me and her took and emailed each other from her work place. It was usually very messy and bodies was involved. She had a wonderful sick mind….. I will miss her also

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