Tracie & Philippe May
Today we received news that you have been battling cancer for a year. I was so shocked to hear this. Your facebook posts are always so positive and upbeat, and you look as awesome as ever in your photos. I understand that you’ve kept your cancer journey between you and your close friends and family. In my own journey with TNBC, I didn’t talk about it on social media until all my treatments were over, so I understand keeping it private. This must be a very difficult time for you.
I hope you know how much you mean to both me and Philippe. I’d like to thank you for helping me become so successful in speed skiing. I remember our first conversation. I called you, I had gotten your number from Naga. I know you must’ve thought I was some wacky woman from NYC. I was so clueless back then. LOL. I remember being in my office on 29th street, staring out the window on a dreary day, chatting with you about your race and how to get equipment and who I could borrow gear from. You were so enthusiastic and kind and helpful, giving me names and numbers of some of your friends.
You were also great with Philippe, giving him advice and helping him out with equipment issues.
Thank you for everything you’ve done for us and the sport in general. You are such an amazing person.
It may seem very bleak right now, but there is always a chance that things can turn around. If anyone can beat the shit out of cancer, it’s you. We believe in you. You have a spirit brighter and stronger that most people we know.
Please know that we are here for you. If we can do anything for you, just say the word. You are in our thoughts, and we can be strong for you. Although we have not been in touch for quite some time, we do follow your FB, and feel connected to you from a far. You’ve been such an amazing influence on all speed skiers. Your legacy is a beautiful one and we are all so lucky to know you. Please continue to fight. We want you to come visit Verbier so we can have a drink together slopeside and reminisce about the good old days.
Sending all our love,
Tracie and Philippe