My best friend, Susanne Pfiffner, lost her battle with colon cancer on September 5, 2018 at the age of 53. Susanne was a Swiss citizen, whom I met through our mutual love of water skiing. We shared many adventures together, in both Europe and Florida. At the time of her diagnosis at age 50, she was energetic and full of life. She worked as a school principal and traveled often to Italy, South Africa, and the United States to water ski. And, of course, she was an expert snow skier and Federer lover. After her diagnosis, she endured multiple surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy, but always kept a positive attitude. Susanne’s most repeated message to me was: “enjoy life!”
Please consider donating to Colorectal Cancer Alliance, in Susanne’s memory, to advance prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of this devastating disease.