Forever In Our Hearts. Remembering Diane Sanders. A Tribute From Her Friends.
Pictured: Diane Sanders on the left, spending time with her good friend, Jeannette Prince. On December 14, 2009 Malibu's Mama, Diane Sanders passed away after battling a rare form of breast cancer. Our paths never crossed in real life, only over the internet, but from everything that everyone has told us about her, Diane was a Malibu legend who touched the hearts and lives of everyone she met. Our plan with this tribute is to just let it grow at its own pace. If you'd like to leave a message, short or long, simply email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org ...and it doesn't have to be a one-time thing either, write us anytime and we'll add your thoughts to the site. Feel free to send along photos if you wish (with a caption if possible). We felt that today, Diane's birthday, was a fitting start to Forever In Our Hearts. Thank you for sharing with the world what Diane Sanders meant to you... (Note: Diane died from a rare form of breast cancer known as Triple Negative. To find out more about this form of cancer or to give a donation to help find a cure, please visit the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.) Posted on July 3, 2011 by Cori Schumacher [Originally written on June 15, 2010] For Lady Di: "Diane had a way of making you feel important, a part of a larger dynamic and that you had a job to do just by being yourself and being present. She always had her eye out for female longboarders, especially those of us who grew up competing in the coalition contests in the early '90s. She rallied behind women's longboarding at every opportunity and was an integral part of where we are today. I stopped and listened any time that gem of a lady opened her mouth because inevitably, something sage was being said. I'll miss you, Diane, tremendously, but your spirit will persist as long as ladies glide in the ocean. Thank you for every word, all the support and for being you. I love you." Posted on June 10, 2011 by Jeannette Prince "Was just thinking about Diane... I appreciated her friendship and always enjoyed watching her surf. WHAT A GREAT SHREDDER SHE WAS... THE MALIBU QUEEN!"