Hi Richard and Joe,

Not a day goes by that I don’t think about Joan. I came across a little book she gave me called “Together We Can: Celebrating the power of a team and a dream”. It’s a book of inspirational quotes. She had marked two for me. “To make a difference is not a matter of accident, a matter of casual occurrence or the tides. People choose to make a difference.” – Maya Angelou.

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Josephine Billings (advocate and activist for improving health care).

These two quotes of course describe our dear Joan.

As we watch this spectacular gift of a person slip away from us, please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.