Alicia Parlette

An online home for information about Alicia Parlette, SF Chronicle writer and published author.

Why a blog/Twitter account/Facebook page? April 16, 2010

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I’d like to take a moment to address some questions about why Alicia’s family and friends have put together this site/are Tweeting about it/have set up a Facebook page.

Firstly, I want to reassure everyone that this endeavor is not only blessed and but encouraged by the Parlettes, especially Alicia. She has wanted to get back to writing and sharing her life and story with the audience who had expressed so much interest and engagement with her Chronicle series for some time. The response from the online community has been overwhelmingly positive – notes of love, friendship, inspiration, hope, joy, etc. – I think this interest in her story made Alicia want to share more about her hope, struggle, and faith.

We hope that, the Twitter account and the Facebook page will create a community for those to talk about their own experiences with cancer, be it personal or perhaps watching a loved one struggle. For her friends (both near and far) these pages serve as a way to stay up-to-date with Alicia’s condition and share stories, pictures, and videos about our friend.

My understanding is that Alicia has been doing some (perhaps more personal) writing since she stopped blogging for in 2007 – we are working on locating all of this as well as determining if it is publishable, or if it was ever meant to be. She is also dictating notes into a recorder and we are working to transcribe those and share those as well. She does want to write but her energy level is quite low – she was set up with a WordPress username and login information last week but has not been able to sit down and type something.

The site is also helping to raise money to cover medical expenses – while Alicia is getting financial assistance through some government programs, it’s unclear how much of her medical coverage will be taken care of and how much she/her family must pay for. We do not have access to her financial records and are currently operating under the impression that assistance is welcome, though not necessarily required, at this point.

Finally, we wanted to ensure that there was one location that had correct, up-to-date information about Alicia and her health condition. Unfortunately, she never got around to setting one up, but we are more than happy to do so for her.

We do hope that you are getting something from all these social media experiences, but also are quite open to feedback or suggestions. Please reply in the comments or write to us directly at


Team Parlette


6 Responses to “Why a blog/Twitter account/Facebook page?”

  1. […] Why a blog/Twitter account/Facebook page? I’d like to take a moment to address some questions about why Alicia’s family and friends have put together […] […]

  2. Peggy Says:

    You are a wonderful writer. I was so inspired by your story when I read it a few months ago. God bless you. I am not particurlarly religious, but I am “spiritual.” And I know that your spirit will live on. All the best. You are an inspiration.

  3. Eashwar R Chittimalla Says:

    Dear Alicia,
    May God bless you heart with all the courage needed. You have been incredibly brave and have inspired millions through your story. Life is not always pleasent and seeing your courage inspires to keep fighting. Thank You.

    There is a speical place in heaven for you. You will be missed dearly.


  4. Kelly Says:

    It was my hope that I hadn’t heard how you were doing that were healing. I followed your articles and your blog, it moved me in a way I can’t express to you from a stranger like me. I have only heard of/been in awe of one other person in my life like you, a friend of mine who ended her ten year race against cancer in February.

    God bless you and I know you will be in peace. How wonderful that you have someone special to love and be with you.

  5. Elliott Says:

    I as many many others have been following your story and for the longest time I couldn’t find a way to see how you were doing. Until now…. there are no words I can give you except to keep embracing the love around you and know that there are thousands of us out here praying for you and your friends and family. You are a very, very special young woman, talented, loving and from what I can see, spiritual. Our faith, no matter where we find it, follows us and keeps us all sane.

    I wish for you all the love you can handle (it’s never too much), all the sweets you can eat and a wonderful journey, you will not be forgotten….

    Peace and Love,

  6. Darren Kaplan Says:

    Dear Alicia,

    I want to personally thank you for your courage in sharing your story with all of us. I haven’t seen you or Matt in years but it’s obvious you’ve both grown into amazing people. I had lost my faith in God and the true beauty of the human spirit and today you have inspired me to a point that has brought me to tears. I wish so bad, I could tell you personally but I have given my faith to God that he will care for you and all those around you. I miss your old house that used to look like a ‘fort,’ the sleepovers where we would drive your parents nuts acting like ‘little animals,’ and most of all the missed opportunity for our families to grow closer as we grow older. You’re an amazing writer and I can’t thank you enough for your profound words. You will be in all of our thoughts and prayers and 10pm on Sunday will forever hold your name in my heart. Thank You.

    Darren Kaplan

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