A public memorial will be held Monday for Alicia Parlette, the 28-year-old Chronicle copy editor with incurable cancer who shared her story with San Francisco and the world.
Roundup of Recent Alicia Coverage April 29, 2010
The AP picked up Alicia’s passing; this lead to a lot of national media coverage. News and news organization coverage compiled below (I’ve excluded most news aggregators that re-run the Chronicle articles or brief obituaries):
Coworker, Friend Remembers Alicia April 24, 2010
Bernadette Fay was a copy editor at the Chronicle with Alicia. Along with another friend, she took Alicia to the ER at UCSF Parnassas early morning April 2.
An excerpt from the article:
On the night she was admitted to the ER, a doctor told Alicia Parlette what a brave lady she was. She let the comment go by, but the second time he said it, she told him: “Well, it’s not like I have a choice.”
Bernadette’s article may be read in full here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/23/DDNU1D1O2J.DTL.
Copies of Alicia’s book April 23, 2010
Several people have expressed interest in reading Alicia’s book, comprised of the first 7 chapters of her Chronicle series. We are working on adding her SFGate blog posts as well as other unpublished writings for a reprinting; stay tuned for more details.
I was informed today that the Chronicle has a limited supply of “Alicia’s Story,” a paperback compilation of the first installment of the series. All proceeds after tax and shipping will go to the Alicia Parlette Fund for Aspiring Journalists. To order a copy, send a check for $15 to “Alicia’s Story,” San Francisco Chronicle, 901 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103.
SFC photographer shares memories of Alicia April 22, 2010
Written by Penni Gladstone, the San Francisco Chronicle photographer whose pictures of Alicia were part of Alicia’s Story.
Wait Alicia, don’t go, we still have to get another gelato to eat. When we were in Italy we would indulge every day sometimes twice a day. While in Florence I followed her as she and her friends danced in the street, and danced down a flight of church steps.
Consolidating Posts About Alicia April 21, 2010
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.
Why a blog/Twitter account/Facebook page? April 16, 2010
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.
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 email@example.com.
Be sure to check out tomorrow morning’s San Francisco Chronicle, in which a feature on our own Alicia Parlette will appear.
Important reminder: to protect Alicia’s privacy, if contacted by members of the media in the coming days, please refrain from sharing any details of Alicia’s health or whereabouts. Instead, direct all media to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also wish to visit the updated Contact Us section of the site to read the Parlettes’ official statement.
Thank you again for all your support during this difficult time.