Box as often as I should.
I had to repeat the words to make sure I understood. As I listened to her reasons, all I could think was why is this incredible woman saying all these things about me-she is the hero?
We ended the call with me agreeing to write the foreword and her expressing her utmost gratitude that I would honor her by accepting her request.
I thought as I hung up the phone.
You have got to be kidding me. I never dreamed at the time that her chosen title for the book would be eerily prophetic. You see for Susan it was a matter of life and death, she had seen a horrific outcome first hand and she was determined that no one else would have to experience what she had gone through.
In JanuarySusan's father, Philip Murphy, a year Chicago police officer and decorated violent crimes investigator killed her mother with his.
He then took his own life by shooting himself in the head. It was the culmination of a violent and abusive pattern of behavior which had characterized her parents entire marriage. After finding her parents' bodies, Susan vowed to change the way intimate partner homicides are handled and investigated.
It was to become a lifelong crusade which undertook with ferocity and passion.
The list goes on. Always available on the other end of a phone she personally involved herself in the fight to keep women safe sometimes at considerable risk to her own personal safety.
She was always at the other end of a phone and her calls always seemed to come when I needed them most. In her personal life and her professional life Susan burned the candle at both ends and saved more lives than we will ever know.
As the fates would have it, she couldn't save her own. On October 1, Susan decided to forego her treatment and let nature take its course with her cancer. I was blessed in my situation, needing no radiation nor chemotheraphy after my initial surgery.
Susan was not as lucky. Without treatment, she is reported to be declining rapidly, although comfortable and well cared for by a team of hospice care workers and a dear and committed friend who is holding her hands toward heaven.
It is a cruel and unfair irony. The woman who saved so many lives can not save her own. We all, of course, hope for a miracle, but the odds are hugely against her and time is said to be running out.
Susan realizes more than most that time can be short. You never know when your time might be up. Go softly on the wings of angels, sister.
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