One year ago, she was diagnosed with glioblastoma. My mother and everyone around her have been completely devastated by this terrible disease although her warrior spirit continues to fight, we are against a huge uphill battle.
She has always harbored two true passions, children and music. While going through treatment the past year I would often ask her why would you want to go back to work? You are so tired and so dilapidated you need to rest. To that she would respond, that is the one place I truly feel alive. Since she is no longer able to teach we thought how could we best preserve her legacy and show how much of an impact she has had on not only the community but the entire world. Every year she would ask the state for grants that could provide instruments, music lessons, and teaching tools to supplement and already underfunded program.