Yesterday, Jess Jacobs died.
Like so many others on Twitter, I knew Jess just well enough to be profoundly frustrated as I watched helplessly as the healthcare system failed her again and again. Today, the small world of Internet patient advocates mourn for her across blogs and twitter. The world of people who are trying to fix healthcare from underneath is small, and relationships that form on social media around a cause can be intense. There is nothing like an impossible, uphill battle to make lasting friendships. Now this community is responding to the loss of not only one of our own, but one of our favorites.