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A Conversation About Love, Hope, Caring and Legacy: Mallory's Memoir, Salt in My Soul, An Unfinished Life.

Event Details

Tue, September 10, 2019
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Registration Period:
This event is free
Ms. Teri Tompkins Read

Join us in a conversation with Diane Shader Smith, mother of the late Mallory Smith, '14, as she speaks about the story and legacy of her daughter at the home of Stanford parents Jill and Richard Edelson '82. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age three, Mallory went on to graduate Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford and forge a career as an environmental journalist, inspiring others even as she privately raged against her illness. Determined to “Live Happy,” a mantra she followed until her death, Mallory worked hard to make the most out of the limited time she had, becoming a cystic fibrosis advocate well known in the CF community, building beautiful friendships, and ultimately finding love. Dr. Gopal Allada, adult Cystic Fibrosis program Director at OHSU, will join in the conversation about Mallory, hope, love, care and chronic illness. 

For more than ten years, Mallory recorded her thoughts and observations about struggles and feelings too personal to share during her life, leaving instructions for her mother to publish her work posthumously. After her death at age 25, Mallory’s mother honored her daughter’s wish with the completion of Mallory’s memoir, Salt in My Soul, An Unfinished Life. 

Desserts and beverages will be served. There is no charge for this event but you must register prior to September 6.  Location details will be emailed prior to the event.  Books will be on sale at the event.


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