Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Yesterday I saw my friend Sylvie Braitman, a wonderfully talented singer and performer. Sylvie has been fighting breast cancer for the past 81/2 years, surviving against all odds. But modern medicine has run out of conventional treatments for her and as she says, " I am now on my own for a final confrontation, and it feels much calmer inside."
It was hard to see her, yet amazing to feel her quiet strength. She believes in the power of prayer, so anyone reading this, please put her in your prayers. Prayers of any flavor are appreciated, but if you follow Jewish healing practices, her name is Tziporah bat Hannah.
On Friday, November 10, 2006, Sylvie took her last breath. To read my post written after her funeral, click here.