Sue Schroder Remembers Sr. Sue Tracy,OP with Friends from Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

Sister Sue Tracy had a gift for reinflating my newly-diagnosed-with-cancer numb newbie-self, and miracle of miracles, making me laugh.

Grand Rapids Dominican Sister Sue Tracy, with Kermit-esque pal, received the first Spirit of Gilda’s Award presented by Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids on Nov. 12, 2015.


Turns out I was among hundreds, maybe thousands, who learned from Sister Sue how to live with cancer — joyously and fully through the bad times and good.

With the support of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, some of my fellow club members and I will share her legacy of hope beginning today through June 29 – the day she died a year ago.

The posts will appear on the blog I am launching today: Cope with Hope on
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“If you wait, all that happens is you get older,” as Sue, a member of the Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids, wrote on her blog,
I would add, “if you get lucky.”

In the photo above, Sue Schroder is with Sr. Sue Tracy at Marywood Health Center.