I would like to dedicate this issue of The Bocas Breeze to a woman I greatly admired, Susan Guberman-Garcia. After great struggle and painful sacrifice, Susan lost her long-time battle with breast cancer last month. She had been a terminal cancer patient since the first time I met her nearly three years ago. I remembered her because she had traveled from her home far away on Cristobal in the early morning to volunteer at my first spay and neuter clinic. We had never met prior to that event. She explained she could do very little lifting but would help care for the animals after surgery or whatever I needed. She volunteered at every single clinic I organized for the next 2 years doing what she could physically and being there to offer much needed moral support. There were many times I sought her advice and trusted her opinions, and like so many others, I will miss her. Susan was a valued member of the Bocas community; we could use many more like her.
Casie Dean, Editor