I met Lauren on my 1st day of graduate school at the Univ. of Miami. We became instant friends. I remember two of her quirks, 1: how much sugar packets she puts into coffee 2: how she does not sign greeting cards so you can re-gift the card you received. We were both at each other's weddings, a very precious day to both of us. This was a very hard few days for me as this is my first "peer" to be affected by this horrible disease. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Perlman and Sterling families. May there always be a silver lining when thinking of our dear, "Lauren."