saying goodbye

This post is a change of pace but it has been a rough week around here.
I got some heartbreaking news that one of my former students had passed away and the daughter of a woman in a mom's group I'm a part of also passed away. Both of these deaths were untimely and tragic. I'm sending a donation to this organization in honor of my student:

Hope for the Day
Hope For The Day is a nonprofit movement committed to utilizing music and the arts as a defense mechanism to suicide. Our alternative approach strives to offer education, prevention and hope through creative expression.

And there is a 5k run/walk this summer which raises funds to advance research and support services at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for kids with brain tumors, here is a link to the team put together by women from the mom's group in honor of Meera, if you are able to donate.