This is my friend Eli. She died on November 2.
I met Eli at the Paderborn freestyle contest in 2015. She, I, Yoyo, and a few others were in the Masters division. Eli was a long time skater. She competed at the Oceanside contest in the 1970s. How amazing it must have been for her to travel from Belgium to California as a teenager to skate in that contest.
I always enjoyed seeing her at Paderborn, as did everyone else. She was a beam of light.
She will be missed very much.