How does one respond when one of your best friends, or perhaps your mentor, has to deal with not just her way of communicating with the outside world being severely disrupted, but also the tragic loss of a parent? This was the question faced by the friends of Nydia Tungsten as she faced these blows last night. But the support of her friends kept her going. Not just the financial support by one friend, but also the emotional support of so many friends. A few days ago, Nydia contacted me, asking to speak about the matter.