July 21, 1998 - January 5, 2013
Outstanding Competitor, Outstanding Producer, Outstanding Character
Marta looked so good when I visited six days ago, I did not think it would be the last time I saw her.
And I didn't think when I posted her photo earlier today that I would be writing this a few hours later. But Jennifer said she had a bad night last night and a worse day today. She was filling with fluid. She wasn't eating. She became lethargic.
It was time to let her go.
I would say "Rest in Peace" but resting isn't really Marta's nature. She wants to run rabbits and she wants to play ball. Have at it, dear Smart Mart. In the meantime, Jennifer and I will think of you every day for the rest of our lives.
An extra special thank you to Dr Angie Callahan for her wonderful care and compassion. And to Christian Stock who took the beautiful photo of Marta...yesterday afternoon.