When my mom called me on Friday to say that my friend Dana had called my house in NJ looking for my cell phone number, I knew Erin was gone. She was diagnosed with liver cancer about 3 years ago, had a transplant back in December, but never really got better.
I met Erin in high school. She'd gone to grammar school with Dana--and D and I had become fast friends. Erin had an easy smile and was truly one of the nicest people I've ever known. I'm not sure if she ever said a bad or negative thing about anyone. You couldn't help but like her. We lost touch after college, but Dana kept me updated on her health. I always meant to send Erin a card or a package...and always though I'd have more time.
Yup, cancer sucks. Tell me again why we're spending gazillions in Iraq???