“Selfless” resonates with me today in between moments of deep sadness over the loss of Dr. Christine Fusillo. While I am filled with sadness over the loss of one of the world’s best caregivers, community leaders, and human beings, I find myself returning to memories of Dr. Fusillo’s selflessness. Dr. Fusillo made many contributions to our family through her care of my children, as a friend, and as an inspiration; Christine will always be remembered and will always be missed.
In an attempt to communicate my thoughts and feelings over Dr. Fusillo’s death, the following quote seemed appropriate:
“We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them. “ - Buddha
This quote is meaningful since I believe Christine was shaped by selfless thoughts and intentions. I personally observed and experienced the shadow of joy that she brought over many of us. My family and I benefited greatly by Christine’s selflessness and through each of our interactions with her. Christine, I hope you rest peacefully knowing that you have impacted our lives in so many positive ways and that each of our interactions with you will follow us throughout the rest of our lives. It is such a shame that others will not get to know you. We are fortunate to have known you, to be a part of your life, and to benefit from your care and selflessness. You are and will always be missed.