As the News section of the site is getting somewhat out of control, I figure it might be a good idea to consolidate some posts we’ve gathered about Alicia into one…uhm…post here.
Consolidating Posts About Alicia April 21, 2010
A Study in 2 Pictures
Laughing, smiling, overall bright and cheerful. This is how most of us think of Ms. Parlette:
Sweet, short post about Alicia
I stumbled across this blog post today. I don’t know who writes the Garden Lust blog, but it’s cute.
The author wrote a sweet, brief note about Alicia and used one of the best pictures of Ms. Parlette I’ve ever seen. I think Alicia had this up on a social network somewhere…anyway, here it is:
Nevada Sagebrush article published yesterday
Another piece about Alicia was published by the student paper of the University of Nevada at Reno, The Nevada Sagebrush.
It’s a quick article and includes some quotes from Professor Peter Mitchell, who visited her in the hospital several weeks ago. You may read it here: http://nevadasagebrush.com/blog/2010/04/20/graduate-author-nears-end-of-battle-with-cancer/.
RGJ article about Alicia
There is a nice story about Alicia on the front page of today’s Reno Gazette Journal.
A Beautiful Tribute to Alicia April 18, 2010
Bonnie Russell wrote this touching piece about Alicia yesterday entitled “Courage is a choice. A Courageous Woman of 28 is Dying.”
Twitter Saturday April 17, 2010
Twitter, I’m sorry I ever doubted you as a tool to connect people. What an amazing response from the this new community of online friends and well-wishers today, after Alicia’s story was picked up by a gentleman named Drew.
On Courage April 16, 2010
I’d like to end this busy week with a peaceful and touching note we received from one of the English teachers at Alicia’s high school (Granite Bay High School) wrote into the site today:
“…I wanted to share some thoughts about To Kill a Mockingbird (her favorite book) that relate to Alicia’s situation. In the novel there is an elderly woman, Mrs. Dubose, who was in a lot of physical discomfort. Atticus, as a punishment for Jem, his son, for chopping down her camellia bushes asks him to read to Mrs. Dubose each day.
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 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.
Thank you, thank you, thank you
There has just been an amazing outpouring of beautiful stories and comments shared on the Chronicle website and a flood of donations came pouring in this morning.
Thank you to every single person who has shared a note or story or made a donation. We are working to gather all the stories and posts we can and link to some of our favorites. Please keep an eye on this page for more stories and information soon.
Finally, a reminder to please forward press inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.