Remembering Caitlin O’Hara

December 28, 2016 in Remembrance

caitlin_oharaCaitlin O’Hara worked with us in 2013/2014. She recently passed away just before Christmas, after a long struggle with Cystic Fibrosis. She was only 33. She had been on the waiting list and finally received a double lung transplant.

Caitlin was a great person and she was always a big help to Literary Traveler. She was talented, funny, creative, a great writer and hard worker who wanted to do something good and worthwhile with her talents.

She helped launch our One True Sentence project and she was an inspiration to work with. I didn’t know how deep her health challenges were until she told me. We kept in touch over the years, and she moved from Boston to Pittsburgh to wait for a lung transplant.

She was a fighter no doubt, and had fought against Cystic Fibrosis, and fought to save Prouty Garden in Boston. She touched a lot of lives. She will be missed and remembered by many. I think about how she carried on with the love of her family and friends and I think about strong she was, and how she fought for so long. We will miss you Caitlin!

Francis McGovern

Here are a couple of Caitlin’s pieces for Literary Traveler

Looking back: Wharton, Fitzgerald, and Ourselves

Loving Poetry with Robert Pinsky’s Singing School

 

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