Thelma has been battling Multiple Myeloma for the last eight years . At the time I interviewed her back in March of 2017, there were signs of hope that she was winning. I kept in touch with her after that. Every once in a while I would call her just to see how she was doing. I truly enjoyed our conversations and valued her advice on life and dealing with adversities.
On 11/30/19 I got a sad message that Thelma passed away the day before. The message was from her daughter, Tammy. She said that Thelma spoke of me during her rally hours. She asked for permission to use some of the photos I took of her mother on the blog post: FAMILY, FAITH AND THE WILL TO FIGHT – A MULTIPLE MYELOMA STORY .
Thelma shall continue to be an inspiration and I feel very fortunate to have known her. My condolences go out to her family. May she rest in peace.