To borrow a phrase from Marcia Oddi at Indiana Law Blog, "Not Law But Interesting", the first posts on this blog 363 days ago included one about Meghan Steinberg.
Her dad, Jerry(L), a Louisville attorney, had a general practice including family law, and lives across the street from me. Her mom, Freeda Clark, is also a lawyer. The night before I had attended Meghan's first fundraising event. Just seven months post stem cell transplant, this young woman was trying to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. She could appear only briefly because of the risk of infection. Jerry led the ceremonies. It was a big success.
When any of us takes stock of a year of accomplishments, it is instructive to look at Meghan's efforts. That first event was just the tip of an iceberg. The following is from her new website Meghan's Mountain, where you can read more and donate, and I am asking you to donate:
Meghan’s Mountain is the story of Sarah “Meghan” Steinberg’s climb to life, and her efforts to make the world aware of the devastating effects of cancer and the need for all of us to work together to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for cancer. Meghan’s Mountain, in addition to raising funds for research, reaches out to those afflicted with cancer so that they know they are not alone in their climb to life.
On January 29, 2005, Meghan, at the age of twenty-two and a student at the University of Louisville school of Justice Administration, was diagnosed with leukemia (AML). Because of her illness, Meghan had to withdraw from college, give up her part time job and begin the fight of her life-the fight to live.
After spending almost four months in and out of hospitals in Louisville to put her cancer in remission, Meghan, in June of 2005, went to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle,