Our dear friend, Nancy Meltzer, passed away this morning after a long battle with cancer. I will always picture her joyful, smiling face as we presented her with the ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ at our Luncheon. She was so full of life, joy and beauty at that moment.
Nancy had a profound impact on the world. She touched many lives over her long years here, at The Arc, and throughout the state, in her tireless advocacy on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and their families. There are hundreds and hundreds of families who received support and advice from her, and it is because of Nancy that many of the forgotten senior care giving families have support and hope all over the state of Washington.
She will be deeply missed, but her legacy will live on in all of us.