My friend Janet Sollod likes dancing, hiking, and rock climbing. Janet has purple hair, a degree from MIT, and metastatic cancer. STAT recently published a really thoughtful and inspirational article about Janet and her cancer support group that you should read.
“No lifetime is enough to experience everything… I will see, do, taste, smell, feel everything that I can in my lifetime, however long or short that it may be. And it will be enough.” – Dr. Janet Sollod
Janet’s college roommate Dr. Pardis Sabeti recently lost her uncle Mike to cancer while she was hospitalized from an accident. Pardis wrote this song for Mike after he passed while she was still recovering in the hospital. Aside from being named one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People for her work on the Ebola epidemic, Pardis is also in a band called Thousand Days. They recorded the song and reached out to me to create a video featuring Janet. Subsequently I packed my truck full of camera gear and drove North to San Francisco to film for about a week. I brought a hard drive full of footage back to Jessica Locke at Cutters Editorial and she got editor TJ Lasure to start assembling it into a music video.
Please click the play button above at any time to watch Janet dancing through the graveyard, laughing, smiling, not regretting a moment spent here in this world.
Janet passed away on May 27th, 2017.