Monday, September 24, 2018
Saturday morning 9/22/18 my first cousin, a woman that I grew up with like a sister died from her injuries from a domestic violence attack. No one thought something like this would ever happen in our family or in our quiet Jewish community. She leaves behind two amazing teenage boys. Our family is coming together to support one another and find a way to take care of them, and muddle through this tragedy. Hundreds of people have reached out to say how my cousin touched their lives; it’s heartwarming. I’m so privileged to have developed such a close friendship with her; my heart is broken. I’ll be flying back to Chicago tomorrow morning. Life is so fragile; hug your loved ones tightly.