Close to five years ago, I’d written about a copy editor named Alicia Parlette – she had been diagnosed with cancer and had written about it for the San Francisco chronicle. (Link to previous post). She was only 23 at the time.
I am ashamed to say that though I’d written about her and thought about following up, I never did. Today, one of Alicia’s friends wrote to me saying:
she recently wound up back in the hospital. Her health is declining precipitously and her friends are trying to drive traffic and donations to http://www.msparlette.com. Given that you wrote about her a while ago, I thought you might be interested.
If you want to know more, the website is http://msparlette.wordpress.com/. If you can help with a donation towards Alicia’s hospital costs, you can do so here. There’s also a Facebook group, and a Twitter page, where Alicia posts updates.
I hope that Alicia’s able to recover from this setback and get better. Get well soon Alicia.
— Updated on April 25, 2010 —
I just found out the sad news that Alicia Parlette passed away on April 22nd. My condolences to her family and friends. Rest in peace Alicia.