When I first met Lindsey Miller, she was applying for a new position writing about Santa Monica for Streetsblog Los Angeles. I googled her beforehand, and found out that the bright, energetic, and intelligent young woman was also sick. Very sick. She even had a website covering her ongoing battle with cancer.
This morning, Lindsey Miller’s battle with cancer ended. She was 28 years old.
Lindsey was a fighter, and she was surrounded by family, friends, and a loving boyfriend who fought with her. I guess I should say, “loving husband.” Lindsey and Jeff Cohen were married earlier this week.
For two years I watched her fight from the sidelines, wanting her to know I had her back and not wanting to intrude on the most personal of battles. We never talked about her illness, although I could follow the progress on I am a Liver. Streetsblog and Santa Monica Next were places she could write as a professional journalist and I respected that.
There’s a lot more I can say. I’m staring at her press credentials that came in the mail last week as I write this, but let’s just leave it at this.
Lindsey was a wonderful woman and a great writer. We’ll miss her both as a person and a professional.