I didn’t know Warren Schor, the 20 year-old Cornell student that died from swine flu a few days ago.
But – I went to Cornell. So, I have been reading about him, and about the 520 students there that have contracted the H1N1 virus.
He walked and lived in the same places I did at that age, on the beautiful, but sometimes cold, stress-inducing Cornell campus. He lived in the same dorm I did. He majored in the same major I did. Studied in the same buildings I did. He lived in ZBT last, a fraternity where I spent some time. And I cannot imagine that fate befalling this guy as I cannot imagine this happening to any student walking through this 4 years of Cornell life.
But – he didn’t get 4 years. And, I feel really sad. For him, because he was a nice young man in his prime. For the family and friends who loved him and were worrying about him during the 9 days he was in the hospital and who are now grieving.
For the loss when there should be dreams of the future.