Missouri Cures lost a friend and important supporter this month, Adina Chaya Talve-Goodman. Adina and her mother, Rabbi Susan Talve were instrumental in helping pass the Missouri Stem Cell Amendment in 2006. Adina, at the time, was on the waiting list to receive a heart. She eventually received a heart transplant and went on to become an accomplished writer. Her passion, grace and kindness will be missed. Memorial contributions may be made in Adina’s honor to The Adina Fund for Early Childhood Education at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63108 or to St. Louis Children’s Hospital or Siteman Cancer Center.