Jeffrey White, an award-winning foreign correspondent who reported from 15 countries and was married just weeks ago, died Monday after a lengthy battle with cancer that he fought with quiet dignity and courage. He was 32.
He was also my cousin, and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. For those of you who did not know him, I give you his own words, which I hope will inspire you to live the life you’ve imagined:
“Take a leap, go some place foreign where everything that crosses your eyes in a glance is new and different, where you don’t know what the signs say,” he once wrote to a friend. “Pack that life of yours up into a few duffel bags, turn up at the airport and just jump into a new life somewhere else. I promise you won’t regret it.”