Remembering Rachel

I love this picture of Rachel in Florida which she sent me, knowing how much I love the place.

Last night the #BCSM community gathered online to honor the memory of two fearless rebels, outspoken bloggers, beloved friends, Rachel Moro Cheetham and Susan Niebur.  It was one of the most beautiful, moving things I have witnessed online, as we came together from all the corners of the world to remember, to grieve, to support each other –  to light a virtual candle in memory of Rachel and Susan.

There is a lot more I could write, but my heart is heavy and other bloggers are saying it much better than I could  in the blogosphere today, but I do want to say one thing – THIS is what healthcare social media was made for – to inform, to educate, to support, to hold each other.

On A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor tells how, in preparation for a winter storm emergency, each child is assigned a storm-home, a place nearer the school, where the child will go, and stay, if the weather becomes too treacherous for travel. On the first day of school, slips of paper are given to each child. The paper says: “Your storm-home is with the (blank) family.”

Sometime in our life, every one of us needs a storm-home.
We are blessed indeed that the#BCSM community is a sheltering home for us in life’s many storms.

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