In Remembrance of Kristy Hammam

Editor’s note: Bob Brisco is the CEO of Web Models, the mother or father enterprise of WebMD.

Dec. 24, 2021 — We’ve shed Kristy Hammam, WebMD’s very long time editor, to cancer.   She was only 50.

Kristy’s passing can make no sense.

She did as substantially to educate the public about good wellness as pretty much anybody, ever.  She took care of herself and her spouse and children.  Exercised.  Ate ideal.  Bought every cancer screening on routine.  She was usually favourable, like sunshine.  The medical odds and karmic gods ended up usually in her favor. 

When identified with breast cancer three yrs ago she embraced every type of treatment— immunotherapy, radiation, chemo.  And it labored.  For a when.  Right until it did not.

At initially, it is difficult to pull the classes from Kristy’s lifetime.   Mainly because it can make no sense.  She did all the things ideal.  And however, this.

But the classes are there.  You do the ideal items in lifetime mainly because they are the ideal items to do in lifetime.  Not mainly because there are ensures.  But mainly because as a mother or father and as a leader, the odds usually matter.    Mainly because you are a part design.  And mainly because you are wise and courageous to your main. 

About a thirty day period ago, Kristy flew from Atlanta to Washington DC, by yourself, to be with her ideal pal.  Blind and compromised, but never ever definitely, she flew as an unaccompanied minor. 

I really don’t think I’ve ever fulfilled anybody more grownup than Kristy.  She usually took accountability.  She usually created items much better. 

I know I discuss for absolutely everyone at WebMD when I say we have shed one of our ideal human beings. 

It will never ever make sense.  But she would not want it to transform everything about our mission, which was her mission much too.