Originally Posted by Cooking Goddess
You start go play "Six Degrees of Separation" and realize just how close you are to someone involved.
I realize exactly what you are talking about. One of my daughter's aunt and uncle live the next county over from us. Her aunt volunteers for Meals on Wheels, she works with a runner who lives in the same community. He has run in the Marathon about 3 times and was going to run in this one. When he went to get his checkup for the marathon, his physician told him he couldn't run because had developed colitis and high blood pressure. My daughter was panicking because she thought he had run in it, her aunt hadn't told her that he couldn't. We saw an article in our local paper the next day about him and how he couldn't run because of his illness. My DD was sad that he was ill but SO SO happy that he didn't go because that meant he was alive.