It is with an extremely heavy heart that I schedule this meetup. One of our wonderful members, Theresa Peters, passed away yesterday. Theresa was the beautiful, witty, opinionated red-head. She was 36 and you may remember her as she recounted her transplant story. She was born with Cystic Fibrosis, but received a double lung transplant 10 years ago. She was extremely smart, knew her disease inside & out, and she seemed to manage it effortlessly. If you attended our last meetup, at Aqua, Theresa was sitting to my left and was not a shining fan of The Light Between Oceans. She did, however, LOVE The Fault in our Stars by John Green, so that will be our June book. It is a fitting tribute to her as this book is about chronic illness and Theresa was so surprised by how well it captured the nuances of that incredible challenge.
It's a quick read, which is why I've scheduled this just 2 weeks after our May meetup. I know it's hot in June, but Aqua was Theresa's last book club with us, so dress cool. We'll raise a glass to Theresa and celebrate what she brought to our group. I know that I will miss her dearly.
Thank you and I hope to see you all in June.