Sunday, September 6, 2009


Ronnie and I were on our way to Pennsylvania yesterday to help our friend Bob celebrate his 65th birthday when we received the call from Debra.
Lisa lost her fight.
My friend Lisa has been battling a rare form of Leukemia and finally decided that a bone marrow transplant was her last hope. She told me she was doing it for Alyssa ... her beautiful daughter and her best friend. She held on to see Alyssa graduate from Ithaca College and begin her career at CNN. I guess she knew that Alyssa would be ok.
Lisa was smart and funny and a great friend. I can't imagine how painful these last years have been for her. Her decision to have the transplant was a brave one.
I will miss my dear friend.
How lucky I am to have had her in my life.


  1. i am so sorry you lost a dear friend. i hate this disease!!! hugs to you honey...


  2. Roberta,

    I'm so sorry to hear about your friend Lisa. I lost my dear Aunt Connie to Leukemia several years ago this week. I hate it too. I'd like to make a donation in Lisa's honor, please let me know if you'd prefer it to your 3-day or a leukemia org.


  3. Oh Roberta, I am so sorry to hear about your friend Lisa. Blessings on you and all your loving efforts on behalf of all of us.