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I  remember first meeting Laura and Robin at the International Conference on Women with Disabilities.  From the very first moment I felt like I had known them both forever.

I’m still in such shock over Laura’s sudden passing.  I don’t have words that could adequately explain how I feel.

If  I said she was one amazing woman, it would be redundant; we all know that already–don’t we?

She was right. You get proud by practicing.  It takes lots of practice.  But you know what? You stay proud by practicing. It’s hard, but I’m practicing.  Every day.  I thank Laura for lighting my way.

Love to Laura, Robin and Shannon.


2 Comments on “Memories”

  1. #1 Sascha
    on Dec 1st, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I hadn’t been online since Thanksgiving morning and was shocked today to hear of Laura’s passing. Though I didn’t really know her I respected her strength of character and was so thrilled when I heard that her and Robin had adopted Shannon. I knew that they would make expectional parents and she has just blossomed. I remember listening to Laura’s poetry when I was just developing my own disability pride and finding my voice. My condolescences go out to Robin, Shannon and the many, many people who loved and admired Laura

  2. #2 Jason Glozier
    on Dec 2nd, 2010 at 8:26 am

    I can’t really remember the first time I met Laura, it was so long ago and i was just a child. When i checked this page i was shocked to see the first picture in the slideshow was of Robin, Laura and my youngest brother. It reminded me just how long they both have been a part of my life in one way or another. What i do remember are the all the summers we spent together and the profound way they shaped the way I and my family viewed disability. She will be greatly missed by all of us.

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