Sunday, April 13, 2008

Robin G.

I'm a little angry and a lot sad tonight. The leukemia patient we've been following in Houston, Robin Groff, died Friday, the day after I mentioned her on this blog. Here's the post from her sister:

4/11/2008 Entry By: Lindsay Lark Rozier (Robin's sister) Subject: Robin Rozier Groff April 4th, 1977- April 11th, 2008

Family and Friends - after a courageous battle, Robin went home to live with our Heavenly Father tonight. None of us ever wanted this day to come, but we find peace knowing that she is free of this terrible illness and surrounded by family and friends who have preceded her in death. Thank you so much for all of the love, prayers, thoughts, cards, emails, etc. over the past 2 1/2 years that have meant so much to Robin, Jason, Hailey, and our extended family. I will update the website as funeral arrangements are finalized.

Robin had AML. She touched Dori with her stunning beauty, honesty and fight. She is another reason to keep running.

Cousin Laura, who lives on Long Island, has made us proud. On Saturday, she ran the Bear Mountain Half Marathon on a rocky, muddy course just outside NYC. She fell a dozen times, dislocated her elbow and endured excruciating pain. She also finished. Congratulations, Laura. You are a very tough nut.

3 comments:

Tianne said...

Hi Dori and family: I'm so sorry to see another family living through AML. But the key thing is, you're 'living' and you inspire me with your faith, humor, and dedication. I was Robin's best friend and I know she was astounded by the people who paid attention to her struggle. She never wavered in her desire to win and although she passed away, she is winning still. Thank you for mentioning her and she was as wonderful as she seemed. Take care, Tianne Pierce

Jim said...

Tianne,

Thank you for heartfelt note. I will be thinking often about Robin when I run this Saturday. I told Dori about your post, and she was touched. I know our communities are many miles apart, but our community of faith erases the distance. Robin led a spiritual, full life of which all of us can be proud.

Jim

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