SCARSADALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A 1982 movie has the line “He’s really not dead, as long as we remember him.” Well, that’s the spirit of an organization up in Westchester County.
It all started with friends chatting in a Scarsdale gym. In 2010, 40-year-old Dede Frontera learned that her breast cancer had metastasized.
“One day I found Dede in the gym, crying, and I said ‘What’s going on?’ and she said ‘The doctor said there’s nothing left to do,” Carri Rubinstein told WCBS 880’s Sean Adams.
All Frontera, who died that year, wanted to do was make a video for her 8-year-old daughter Nicole.
So, Rubenstein co-founded Thru My Eyes, a free non-profit service to help people with life-threatening diseases record those messages.