One Warm Coat…Two Changed Lives

<Warning: This post has nothing to do with technology, information security, or anything else I normally blog about>

This post is dedicated to the memory of Stephanie Renee Fong

When I was in my early 20s I met a young women named Stephanie, we quickly grew very close. Stephanie was special to me in many ways, but most of all she always seemed to provide me so much warmth and comfort.

One winter she had bought me this really cool warm coat, she ended up wearing the coat most of the time to the point that the coat smelled like her…which always brought a smile to my face.

Stephanie was allergic to legumes and also suffered from Asthma, which required her to use a special prescription inhaler. I never realized the extent that allergies can impact us until one day in August 1994.  Continue reading