Sunday, August 14, 2016

Well, Shit.

My twitter feed is all abuzz this morning on the death of @jess_jacobs. Jess is a woman with a challenging illness who documented some of the complete failures of our health system to provide her with even barely adequate care  I've met her briefly about four times in my life. Her death saddens me this morning, not because I knew her well, but because she did great things with her life, and because we share at least one thing in common, our jackets. But in some ways I feel the way that others do when their favorite celebrity dies.

Among many of my friends Jess IS a celebrity.  But outside our world, she is not known well enough, nor is her story told often enough.  So I will walk today in honor of Jess, and instead of telling my story, I will tell hers.



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