Dear Mitch Albom,
Hello sir, my name is Kathy Reams and it's been on my heart to write you about a book idea for several years but I have been waiting for my friend Marnie Hodge to give her permission as it is her remarkable life story. I recently visited Marnie in Vernon, BC, Canada, and with tears in her eyes, she gave me her permission to contact you. I believe this is because she knows that her journey with cancer could be ending soon. What makes Marnies story so remarkable is that ever since her cancer diagnosis (breast with mets to lungs, bone, liver) over 10 years ago, she has worked as a nurse in the Vernon Hospice House, taught the palliative care course at the local college, and she has developed so many of the programs/manuals/teaching materials/etc. at Hospice House. Marnie would like her dying to be valuable to others. I am in the process of finding someone to videotape her final days. Marnie has always displayed an "attitude of gratitude" and service to others. Marnie was my mentor when I returned to nursing and she imparted to me her values of care that I practice today. I believe with all my heart that Marnie's story is special and I would love for you to write it.
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