Note from Peter Mayfield

Stacey, I am so glad to hear you are leaving the hospital! My girlfriend, Karyn Erickson, was diagnosed with LAM four days ago. Karyn has a background in molecular biology so we have been inundating ourselves with web research, and reading countless abstracts. Yours is the only real person perspective we have been privaleged to discover. Thank you so much for sharing your story, situation and positive energy in this way! Karyn is a cross country skier, cyclist and climber. We are just getting into climbing this year as the snow is melting (some days), though this weekend we were back on our skis. I hope you are back on rock soon! I know Karyn will be writting you. We are heading to Stanford as soon as possible for a day of tests at the hospital. Maybe we can meet sometime. I love bouldering in the Bay Area, (I grew up at Indian Rock) and I am teaching a class for middle school students at Castle Rock in May. If you ever need information about Yosemite climbing or introductions to some of the many awesome women climbers who live there, let me know. I have lived and climbed there for most of the last 30 years. Thanks again, We wish you the best, and have a wonderful homecoming! Peter Mayfield, from Truckee

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