Friday, May 27, 2011

Adrienne Anderson, environmental activist, has brain tumor

(Ed. note: This is being posted with the urging of Adrienne Anderson herself. Never one to shrink from reality, she has asked me to chronicle this part of her journey. I do so with tears in my eyes.)

Doctors prepare to remove dressings from Adrienne's head 3 days after brain surgery.


  1. Hey I hope you are doing better. I know the therapy can be difficult but it really is good for you! I haven real excuse for not calling except busy with Sorority recruitment, my daughter looking fort another apartment... As you probably remember kind of hectic at times.

    I'm guessing by now you are at the mid point in treatment which is a good thing!

    Adrienne, please know that we are all praying for you and your girls!! Love, Caroline

  2. Hang in there, Adrienne! We went to high school together in case the name doesn't ring a bell...

    Prayers are coming your way...

    Julie Hinkle

  3. Love you, girl. You are the smartest, strongest woman I know!
    Do what the doctors order-medicine, therapy, etc.; and know we are all praying. Ruth Ann Cook

  4. Someone whom you've touched1:29 PM

    Hello Adrienne - I'm just a high school friend you've probably long forgotten - or maybe didn't even know - but I so remember you. You were witty and charming and even today, so beautiful inside and out. Thank you for your wisdom and your strength. God bless you.

  5. Hang tough as I know you are. Many prayers are coming your way!

  6. Janice White Lenig4:26 PM

    I remember you very well. I am wishing you the very best of everything!
    Janice White Lenig
    Sunset 1970

  7. Caroline Morgan5:13 PM

    Ok so I guess Adrienne you got the drift of my message... Typing needs some improvement! If you had been a "keygirl" instead of an "Owl" at SMU I would be able to send Kappa kisses and lifesavers... But instead I'll just send HOOTIES Hugs...(Wrapping those big wings around you)!!!!!! Love, Caroline

  8. Anonymous12:00 PM

    Sending prayers your way every day.

  9. Anonymous2:21 PM

    In our prayers
    May you have a quick and speedy

  10. Doris L. Murphy5:16 PM

    Anyone who fights a terrible disease is a hero in my book. You have a lot of people pulling for you.

    Praying for your recovery every day.

    Doris L. Murphy

  11. Diana Tarpley Stokes6:12 PM

    Adrienne, hang in there sweet girl. We know there is power in prayer and all that know you from class of '70 are praying for you.

  12. It was so nice to talk to you yesterday! What a blessing to have you as a friend. Love, Ruth Ann (King) Cook - Sunset Class of 71

  13. Hi Adrienne, Marci Kippenbrock here from Sunset 1970. Sending you lots of prayers and uplifting thoughts from Australia. Both my husband and my brother had brain tumours's, so if you or your family would like an 'experienced insider's' perspective on all the confounding stuff you experience, email me at

  14. R A King1:40 PM

    Thinking of you today, as are are your many Sunset friends who ask about you often. We love you.