The Kate Story

My sister Kate (1962-1999), a loving, funny, and charismatic woman with a strong sense of determination, was struck down by breast cancer at a much too early age, when she was just finding her way in the world. She was also afflicted by an injury, at birth, that selectively damaged her brain, resulting in developmental, cognitive impairments alongside an otherwise perfectly functioning emotional psyche.

Kate and I in '88 (I look older now.)

Kate and I in ’88 (I look older now.)

What she taught me could fill a book, and writing that book is a high priority. I think her story would be highly instructive, and I hope that my telling of it, conveying the imprint of her extraordinary life on my own, would help to illuminate that story.

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