I had a recent message from Sky. Jeff's ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) is progressing, but they have recently gotten insurance approval for a new drug that is supposed to slow down its progression. He is still able to work; the resort has made accommodations for him to function there. She has moved out of her Virginia condo and sold all of its contents. She is only flying the bare minimum number of hours to keep her health insurance (Her Beloved, Jeff has none) and she couldn't afford to keep it.
For those new to the site, Sky is a flight attendant who quit smoking 7 years ago, was a very active member of the site and contributed her enthusiasm and the Paper Plate Awards to our annual gatherings. She authored some of the site's most insightful blogs. She chose a lemon as her quit aid , and the photos of her well bitten citrus are the stuff of legends! Day 31: My name is Sky Girl and I'm a lemon-biter...
Her idea of creating and wearing a button "Be patient with me. I am quitting smoking" has been suggested many times over since her time here for those in customer service. She noted that her passengers all were quite encouraging. She and her "Beloved" (as she called him) were a couple for many years, and married a few years ago. Jeff was diagnosed with ALS and they have been dealing with it for a couple of years now. When she is not flying she is spending time in Oregon where he is still working at a resort there.
I know they would appreciate your prayers during these difficult days.