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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Happy Lindsay Day!

Two weeks ago I took my parents to visit the tree Lauren Wessel and I planted for for Lindsay, and was lucky enough to see the first leaves of the season. It was looking for sunshine and growing, but mostly just chilling by lake.

I was sad that I would not be in New Haven today to send you a picture of it, but guess what? Yesterday, my friend Jenny, who never got to meet Lindsay but runs by her tree often with me, sent me a picture:

Jenny did not know that today was Lindsay Day, but I have a feeling the tree was beaming so brightly that Jenny knew it was a special time.

I hope this post finds everyone doing well. I love the photos you posted of Lindsay's 10th birthday, Billie. How special.

Here is Lindsay with my dog on my 21st birthday. She was 1 of maybe 5 people who were willing to celebrate me on a Wednesday night. It meant the world to me. But that's the kind of person Lindsay was. She was there for you, no matter what. I miss her unconditional friendship.

I am finishing up my PhD in genetics at Yale and am in the midst of moving to San Francisco to live with my boyfriend and start a post-doc fellowship at UCSF. I think of Lindsay whenever I remember to put my research down and go have fun. "Live a little!"

xoxo, Helen Rankin

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