In the fall of 2014, Ed Billings helped us find a house, where we carved out our own little corner of life together in Carrboro with the puppy dog. Today we are heavily integrated into life in downtown Carrboro: we know the neighborhood dogs, we go to the farmer’s market, I can wander to my office and to Weaver Street Market in minutes to do runs and grab brunch.
Frankly, I don’t think anybody is “doing okay” these days, just because of the pandemic, but all in all, we realize the immense privilege and fortune that we have had over the years, and we try to be thankful for that. Nevertheless, this year we did experience an immense loss when Beckett passed on in the Spring. After a 10-week battle with a mysterious infection that cascaded into a series of symptoms, treatments and side effects, we said goodbye on May 18th, 2020. We were so sad to see him go, but very proud of the life he lived and the good work he’s now doing with the Sleepless Watch.
Zoemma quit working at the Tennis Club in Fall 2016 after 10 years of service to start a career as an Associate Clinical Project Manager at Quintiles (now IQVIA). She earned a certificate in Public Health Core Concepts and is considering pursuing more coursework in Health Informatics. Jon continues to work for Lineberger, but since saying goodbye to Beckett, has also taken it upon himself to recruit a few connections to form a board and start the Beckett Foundation in his memory.