This is my friend Karen Parmese. She is one of a kind. The year 2018 was not a good year for her. She was diagnosed with Cancer. I didn't know her before coming to Duke Raleigh. Karen and I clicked instantly, she was my sister from another. Karen was afraid she was an emotional wreck. She hated coming to the Cancer if I wasn't there. I made sure I was there each time she had a treatment, it made her feel at ease.
This video is Karen's last day getting radiation. I don't work in radiation but she made sure I was there, She had Eddie her fiance' to text me. I dropped what I was doing and went to the radiation dept. As you will see Karen start to dance and little when she sees me. I ran to her and gave her a hug.
Karen was called home Dec. 2018 right after Christmas one day to be exact. She's missed but we are at peace because we know she's not afraid anymore or hurting.