This is the final post in week 1 of 64 and More. To say it’s been an experience both journalistically and personally would be a vast understatement.

What’s most apparent to me at the end of this first of 52 interviews is the effect of focusing so intently on one person’s story for five days in a row. Additionally, now that I am moving on to my next subject, It feels a bit bittersweet to take leave of Stella Usiak and all she has brought to my life since we met a short seven days ago.

So I post this final video of Stella with thanks to both she and her mother for their willingness to be the first in this 64 and More project. While I am sure each week’s interviews will bring interesting people and amazing stories, there will always be a special place in my heart for Stella and her indomitable attitude.