After Shenandoah National Park, I drove to Raleigh-Durham, NC to attend a very special dinner with Dr. Liu, NET patients and their caregivers. What an honor for me to be a part of this great evening. Everyone was so warm and welcoming!
I love these people and I know they would all agree we all love Dr. Liu!
Dr. Liu is always so incredible at Telling his story of how he became a NET specialist, (the BEST in my opinion) answering questions and teaching about NETs in a way that everyone can understand! The NET world is blessed big time to have this guy in their corner!!!
It was so gratifying sharing Anna's story with them and making new friends. These are such strong people and I am humbled to breathe the same air.
I had to leave early the next morning but grabbed a banana from the breakfast bar. While there, a lady from the dinner the night before approached me and asked, "You don't run into wild animals, do you?" I laughed and said, "Only all the time!" When she asked what kind, and I gave her the short list; she looked aghast! Sometimes I forget that the major part of the population doesn't have contact with the wild world. I live at 8,000 ft in the Colorado Mountains and live with deer, elk, fox, bear, coyotes, and mountain lions. To me it just seems very natural to have wildlife encounters (granted, the alligator freaked me out just a little; guess I'm not used to alligators). I hope I didn't shock her too much.
Thank you to The Carolina NET Support Group for your support! Can't wait to see you all again...hopefully November!