This is a repost about my friend Maggi who lost her battle with brain cancer on July 10th.
I have been blest to call Maggi my friend since I was 20 years old. She was the first friend I made from our Medical School crowd. She was an instant friend. She was smart and kind. She loved to read all kind of books, she was a woman’s libber, she believed in Martin Luther King’s cause and she was kind to everyone. She loved to dance and listened to all kinds of music and was always up for an adventure or a road trip.
As Maggi got older she didn’t change. Her kindness to others only increased. She has legions of loyal friends because of this wonderful quality. She has two beautiful children who would tell you that she raised them to be independent and thoughtful people, and they are.
Maggi was married to Joe who is a pediatric doctor. This isn’t an easy life for a wife. Your husband is gone a lot of the time and when he is home can be bone tired and preoccupied with worry about a patient. Honestly, though, I never heard Maggi complain about this part of her life. Come to think of it, I don’t think I ever heard her complain about any part of her life. She always had a philosophical outlook and was filled with gratitude.
Maggi is a good example of how to live life well. Here is a picture of (from left to right) Joe & Maggi and Bernadette & Dom on a road trip in 1972.
MAGGI YOU ROCK!
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. – A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
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