Rich’s Story

Site created on November 1, 2021

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Journal entry by Donni Torres

I thought I'd let you all know that I am resurrecting my blog, A Little Ado About Everything. I will be writing there for now on, and will likely not add anything here, unless something new and pertinent to Ric's struggle comes to light. If you wish to join me on this new journey, you may do so here.

I will NOT be closing this down. Like my daily TikTok journal, I have found that people who never knew Rich have found this helpful as they make their own way down similar paths, whether as a caregiver or someone fighting the good fight. If our experience helps anyone find clarity or peace, I will keep this page up indefinitely.

But I need to turn my head away from the pain of the past year and find new ways of healing. Like last night, when I helped my foster dog Millie welcome 10 new puppies into this world. It was so nice to have hope and joy entering this home. I can't help but think Rich was watching over us, and maybe laughing a little at me. He knew I always wanted to whelp, but had put his foot down. Now, with 12 dogs in the house, he has to be saying "be careful what you wish for."

Well, I certainly didn't have many wishes come true last year, but 2023 is a clean slate, and I intend to make my mark on it.

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