Our RWA chapter lost a lovely person and no matter how you prepare for this, it still hits so very, very hard. Donnell Epperson was such a vibrant, loving member of our group and her fight with cancer inspired members to join the walks for a cure. It inspired me to create Cafe press items like this one. I don’t wear pink, so this was a joke between us-only she could get me to wear the color.
We all surprised her by wearing these at one of our writer’s retreats. The proceeds from the sale went to the Susan Komen Foundation.
Here is one of my favorite images of us together. It’s at the hat party our RWA chapter held before she started her chemo treatments. I did get her a cute hat, but to make her laugh, I brought her this, too. It worked. She cracked up and walked around in it.
And I love this shot of her sitting across from me at the RWA convention in Dallas. Just. Love. It. We’re going to miss you so much, Donnell.