I have a wonderful, wonderful family. (August 14, 2009)

Joan treasured her time with family, friends, co-workers, and people in the community. She developed strong friendships with those on her medical team, and she sustained close relationships with friends from childhood onward.

Here we offer color versions of photos from The Quilt of My Life.

What a gift to have such close friends whom you know love you and care for you so much, with whom I can be myself, not worry about how I look, and the real me can shine from inside to the outside. (May 28, 2009)