Our family has recently been affected by tragedy. My wife’s niece Eve (seen above on the left with my wife and Eve’s son, now 11) passed away unexpectedly and rather mysteriously at her son’s baseball game. It seems that she suffered a severe allergic reaction to something, but nobody knows what. This led to heart and respiratory failure, which caused a lack of oxygen to the brain and massive brain damage. She passed away today after being removed from the ventilator. She was only in her mid 40s.
She was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. She had a lovely smile and was always eager to help others. She’s one of the few people I’ve met who seemed to be genuinely good. She was particularly close to our two girls having grown up in same building. Needless to say they, like us, are devastated.
I believe some ancient greek said “Those whom the gods love die young”, which seems entirely correct in this case.