It's almost impossible to think of a world without Joan Gold. She was such a friend and support during difficult times and an inspiration to me and to so many nurses in her work with homeless people. Humor, grace, boundless energy and enthusiasm, brave, thoughtful, caring, supportive, unconditional love, beautiful, are just a few of the words that come to mind when I think of Joan. I'll miss you Joanie but know that without question you have left this world a better place and that the power of your love will live on in the hearts of so many of us.