• Melodye Shore

      As writers, we look to people like her for our best stories, don’t we? But she is my friend, first and foremost–a source of boundless inspiration, adventures, and joy.

  1. My mom was the same; bravely fighting stage 4 lymphoma from 1980 to 1989. I saw her bravery and I was allowed to see her fear. She was tough through all the awful tests – bone marrow, lung etc as the disease took over. My mother taught me a lot during those 8 years of cancer and chemo and other strong drugs – and we shared all of the many highs and lows of it. We lost her in 1989 – when she was the same age I am now. When people like my mother and your friend (and we one day) are faced with the truth of things, it is how we face our family and friends – how we open ourselves to them, that might just give them the ability to handle whatever the future brings for them as well. It is a hard hard task to be brave. And it is okay to lean on others when that bravery is tested again and again.

    • Melodye Shore

      She is the hero of her own life, and that of many friends. Thanks for the well wishes…I will pass them along to her.

  2. Pamela Reese

    what a lovely lady…and an inspiration for us all. Wish we could all be blessed with such an awesome friend…and I agree.. put those windows down so Freckles smells ya comin’ ?
    My Daddy always said ‘life is for living’…sounds like she is celebrating every moment. <3

    • Melodye Shore

      Hahahaha, I don’t know about the herring…well, I do, but I’ve already said my piece.

      Your Daddy is exactly right. Donna leaves nothing on the table. It’s a veritable feast, just being her friend.

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