My former grade school classmate Christina Symanski passed away this past November because her life as a quadriplegic became unbearable. Her story was on the front page of the star ledger yesterday. If you read nothing else, please take a moment to read her story. It is heartbreaking and tragic, but I guarantee you'll learn something from it. She was an amazing artist and an amazing person. She's is terribly missed by everyone who has had the honor of knowing her.