Editor’s be aware: Bob Brisco is the CEO of Web Manufacturers, the mother or father firm of WebMD.

Dec. 24, 2021 — We’ve misplaced Kristy Hammam, WebMD’s very long time editor, to most cancers.   She was solely 50.

Kristy’s passing is mindless.

She did as a lot to coach the general public about good well being as virtually anybody, ever.  She took care of herself and her household.  Exercised.  Ate proper.  Bought each most cancers screening on schedule.  She was at all times optimistic, like sunshine.  The medical odds and karmic gods have been at all times in her favor. 

When identified with breast most cancers three years in the past she embraced each type of remedy— immunotherapy, radiation, chemo.  And it labored.  For some time.  Till it didn’t.

At first, it’s laborious to tug the teachings from Kristy’s life.   As a result of it is mindless.  She did all the pieces proper.  And nonetheless, this.

However the classes are there.  You do the appropriate issues in life as a result of they’re the appropriate issues to do in life.  Not as a result of there are ensures.  However as a result of as a mother or father and as a pacesetter, the percentages at all times matter.    As a result of you’re a position mannequin.  And since you are sensible and brave to your core. 

A couple of month in the past, Kristy flew from Atlanta to Washington DC, alone, to be together with her greatest good friend.  Blind and compromised, however by no means actually, she flew as an unaccompanied minor. 

I don’t suppose I’ve ever met anybody extra grownup than Kristy.  She at all times took duty.  She at all times made issues higher. 

I do know I communicate for everybody at WebMD once I say we’ve misplaced one among our greatest human beings. 

It’s going to by no means make sense.  However she wouldn’t need it to alter something about our mission, which was her mission too.