Tim Campbell was a computer science Ph.D. student at Cal Berkeley. We spent over an hour together sharing our common interests. We both graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle and had lived in the same dorm complex – just 35 years apart. He shared with me about his research, to create a 3D printer able to make objects larger than itself. I told him of some connections I had in the computer industry, and he replied, “I’m not sure I’ll make it to that point.” He then shared that he was Stage IV with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He was headed home to Portland for treatment, while his wife Katie was still in Berkeley. He shared that he was originally diagnosed in August 2011 and had been in remission twice. Tim went home to the Lord on September 15, 2015.
I'm a visual journalism professor at Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina. I have been a visual communicator for over 40 years. I currently serve on the national board of the American Society of Media Photographers.