Friday, June 18, 2010


We are sad to hear that Karena Vance passed away last month after a courageous 12 year battle with cancer. Michael and I became friends with Karena when we all worked together at a high-tech startup several years ago. My clearest memories of Karena wasn't about what she said or where we were. Instead, it was Karena's soft voice, her smile, and her peaceful, calming presence.

Although we haven't had much contact in the last several years, we did bump into Karena every so often. Both Michael and I had a suspicion that she might have been sick, but Karena never talked about it so we didn't ask. Despite her illness, she always greeted us with a smile, and a loving hug.

Karena truly impressed us with her quiet, peaceful grace. Our thoughts are with Karena and her family and friends.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this, Psh. Our hearts are bigger because we know people like Karena (and Mike's not too shabby himself!). All the best,