My very dear friend, and just coincidently my boss, is gravely ill. She is such an incredible person and amazing role model. Eleven years ago she was coming home from a fun dinner with her friends and she fell asleep in the back seat of her friend's SUV. Her friend swerved to miss a rabbit that was in the road and the SUV flipped. Every one else walked away, but my friend was lying asleep in the back seat without a seatbelt, was ejected, and was she was instantly rendered a C4 quadriplegic. In those eleven years she has gone through a protracted rehabilitation and she bought herself a house to move into from the hospital. She lives alone with the assistance of attendants and even, amazingly, drives independently with some serious expensive electronic equipment. She works, and she never turns down an opportunity to speak to teenagers about seatbelt use or about life as a person with a disability. She is without a doubt, the greatest boss that I have ever had. For her recent 40th birthday, she went tandem skydiving - and she loved it!!! Now for the scary part, she came down with pneumonia two weeks ago. In the eleven years since her accident she has not been ill or hospitalized - not even once. This is serious, because she cannot cough. She's now in the ICU on a vent and in a drug induced coma to ease her anxiety. Please send up a prayer for her... I just know that she has a lot more to do before she leaves us all.