I guess you can tell from the pic above that Pablo made the paper. This morning, the New Orleans daily The Times-Picayune is running a story on Pablo on the front page of its Living section. And it's not just a random story written on a hometown girl who lost her son. The piece is written knowingly by a fellow Wilms' Tumor mom, Pam Radtke Russell. She and Jo Ann met through mutual friends—Anne and Neal Morris—whose children were in school with Pam's daughter Caitlin when she was going through treatment. (Those of you who attended Pablo's memorial will remember Neal as the man who was as gripping and as funny as David Sedaris.) So Pam wrote this piece as not only a professional, but as the mother of a cancer kid—Caitlin is in remission—who knows exactly what Jo Ann, her email friend, went through, because she went through it herself. A rare scenario. And we hope it gets rarer.
It was cool to this piece while laying in bed in Paris this morning. It's a wonderful tribute to Pablo, and another giant ray of Pablove light out in the world. Thank you, Pam, for honoring Pablo. He'd be happy—and probably a bit taken aback!—to see his portait flying on the front page.
We are breakfast-bound. Talk to ya later.