APRIL 24–Three years ago today.

Caitlin was actively listed for a lung transplant on April 24, 2014. We were ready, expectant, full of hope. She kept herself strong and she kept herself busy. She was grateful. She had plans. We never, ever expected that she would have to wait 2 1/2 years. But when she went into the hospital for […]

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APRIL 20–Speak to Me in Joni

Somebody somewhere recently posted a meme I agree with:  Belief + Doubt = Sanity. That said, I’m just going to relay what happened. Previously, I’ve talked about the fact that three of us saw a couple of well-regarded mediums and that Caitlin ‘came through’ with details that no one could possibly know. Here is a […]

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APRIL 13–Venturing Out

On Tuesday, I spent the entire day at Caitlin’s Boston apartment. I emptied the Pittsburgh boxes, decided what to do with the contents, broke down all the cardboard. I made the bedrooms look inviting again. I did laundry there for the first time since last summer, when we briefly escaped Pittsburgh for home and Caitlin […]

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APRIL 7–Paris Is Always a Good Idea

A couple of comments I received yesterday: “Thank you for sharing more stories of Caitlin’s amazing life. I think once again of when you told us she tipped generously so that’s what I have been doing whenever I go out to eat. It is fun and I think of Caitlin when I do.” “It’s funny, […]

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APRIL 6–Master of the Suck-It-Up Smile

Caitlin O'Hara, Cystic Fibrosis, Little Matches

A courageous ray of light.. Caitlin’s cousin Melissa is a sweet and noble soul, and her write-up for the “Xtreme Hike” (30 miles in one day) that she is training for in honor of Caitlin, to raise $$ for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, both breaks my heart and uplifts it at once. Caitlin was ‘a […]

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