She was wickedly smart, had a beautiful smile, was witty beyond words, one of the toughest people I have ever met and simply spread joy wherever she went. I think of her often and can only hope that I can support, inspire and teach my own students even a small fraction of what she was able to share with me.
"You can achieve what you want.
You just have to work at it, not just try."
Thanks again Alison.