i can’t believe it.  i was just thinking about her the other day, wondering whatever happened to that research project we worked on together… and then today i scroll through my newsfeed and see one of her friends post that she’s gone – that she just lost her 6 year battle with breast cancer, leaving behind a husband and two young boys, whom she very obviously loved.  though i only knew her briefly, she was always very cheerful and friendly, willing to teach and optimistic about everything.  i don’t even remember now how i got in contact with her, but i’m glad i was able to, for that brief time.  rest in peace, kathleen chang. you were such a light and you will be missed.  i hope you’re in a place free from pain now.  may God grant your family and friends strength and comfort during this time.