Two blogs in particular, one by my former roommate Kristy (God, I think I'm the only one who still calls her that and not Kris.) and the other by another ND grad and former resident of our same dorm, Brigita, eventually inspired me to start my own blog. Brigita closed up shop after she had a baby, but has recently started blogging again.
Because she has cancer.
It's shocking, it's terrible, and incredibly unfair. I don't even know what to say, other than to admire her courage and to hope for the best.