She sang last year before the Darlene Love show. It was right at the time she was diagnosed with stage IV stomach cancer. That was barely a year ago. So unfair. So wrong.
She is in hospice care now. I hope her pain is being well managed.
On Wednesdays I scan social media platforms for art events happening on campus or in South Bethlehem for the Arts@Lehigh newsletter. Every time I visited Facebook there was another tribute to Alisa; a picture, an archive video, a prayer.
If there is ever a time to rethink how we spend our time, it’s moment like this. This is a reminder that a full life is spent doing what you love with people you love for as long as you can do it.
God speed Alisa. There’s a new stage waiting for you to take center spotlight.
To all of her friends and family, I pray you find comfort in sharing warm memories of a beautiful soul.
For readers who do not know Alisa’s gift: