While she was sick a lot of people helped out with medical costs through her blog Mikan Days - sugio.blogspot.com . Her family in the US have turned it into a fund for the children's education.
The up side to the week was getting into a Masters of Global Studies. I thought it would be a breeze to get in until I saw I was applicant no. 225 - for 30 places - phew... evidently they started numbering at 200! It will be a challenge no doubt, but good, and very necessary if I want to teach more than "I'm fine thank you. And you? '