This world lost another beautiful soul recently, far, far too soon. Elizabeth Stevens lived her life on earth with courage, dignity and grace. Her smile and laugh could lighten up any room. Elizabeth had a way about her that was kind and caring, while always keeping it real. She made everyone around her feel welcome, even those she had just met.
Elizabeth was many things, but above all, she was a person who loved her family. Nothing made her happier than being with her husband, Tommy, and her beloved children, McKenzie and TJ. She did her best to never miss one of their numerous sporting events. There is no doubt that she was (and will continue to be) their biggest cheerleader. I take some solace in knowing that she now will never miss a game.
One of the most remarkable things about Elizabeth was her ability to put others before herself. Despite her own battle, she was a source of support and knowledge for many other women who shared similar diagnoses. Her strength and courage never faltered.
To me, Elizabeth was simply my friend. I'll miss her sending me true crime podcasts and our ensuing debates over the guilt or innocence of the accused. I'll miss our shared love of the Grateful Dead. I'll miss her saying "sugar" instead of "shit." Most of all, I'll miss her smile and the laughter we shared.
Often, I think of slowing down this foundation because "I'm too busy" or "I'm too tired." Not anymore - this is even more personal now and our fight will wage on. We will be donating $20,000 today to METAvivor in the name of our friend and ally, Elizabeth Stevens.