I am walking to honor my elder friend of 5 years, Donna. She is an amazing woman of many accomplishments, including founding Alliance for Animals, which provided humane education and affordable veterinary services to inner city Boston's poor, elderly, and disabled. Sadly, she was blinded by an illness several years ago, and was forced to withdraw from the work that gave her life meaning. Friends have drifted away, and, with no family nearby, she struggles to keep perspective. I help her get out of the house, to the Boston Flower Show, boat trips to the Boston Harbor Islands, movies and a celebratory dinner every year on our mutual birthday. And, sometimes we just sit around and drink tea and eat Oreos 😊.
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