Sometimes in life, someone touches your spirit. It can come on unexpectedly and leave just as quickly. In recent years, one of those inspiring people was Hoa – a former student and friend who passed away in October 2010 of cancer. She was 27 years old. The story of her inspiriting life can be found in the related links. Her friends – and mine – are keeping her spirit of kindness and vitality alive by donating annually in her memory every October.