Rabbi Dara Frimmer and Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles welcome Diane Shader Smith to The Clergy Suite for a discussion about Diane’s upcoming talk at Isaiah featuring her daughter Mallory’s (z’l) best-selling book, Salt In My Soul.
Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of three, Mallory Smith grew up to be a determined, talented young woman who inspired others even as she privately raged against her illness. Mallory worked hard to make the most out of the limited time she had, graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, becoming a cystic fibrosis advocate well known in the CF community, and embarking on a career as a professional writer.
For more than ten years, Mallory recorded her thoughts and observations about struggles and feelings too personal to share during her life, leaving instructions for her mother to publish her work posthumously. She hoped that her writing would offer insight to those living with, or loving someone with, chronic illness.