Posted on August 12, 2017
Dear Wendy's Community,
It's late now, and tomorrow we fly to Fort Lauderdale. I'm reading your notes and feeling your kindness before retiring. Being in the presence of Wendy's many loving friends, colleagues, people who've been touched by her life and her death but never met her, is a balm for me tonight.
Wendy was inspiring in so many ways. She was fully human - brilliantly creative and deeply challenged. Bright orb, desolate landscape. Music was her great balancer, and sharing music her profound joy. We all benefitted from Wendy's wish to collaborate with us - she the bringer of music, we the dancers. May Wendy find herself in the presence of celestial music now ... or, creating it!
Wendy's fund reached a milestone today, now over $9,000 dollars. Astonishing, your generosity. Thank you for sharing what is on your mind and in your heart, and for your gifts to Wendy's fund.
Wendy's after-life journey continued as well, as her body was cremated this afternoon in the care of a kind and competent professional. Another level of acceptance with this milestone. And tears.
Please know, we will provide an accounting when Wendy's closure expenses are fully paid, and the final amount donated to Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida. Thank you for entrusting your gifts to cover Wendy's expenses and improve the welfare of dogs in need.