Sangha member Michael Sigman has another article up over at Huffington Post. In it he relates a story about Trudy's close friend and teacher, Maurine Stewart Roshi, that Trudy sometimes tells when teaching:
"Maurine was in the hospital
dying of cancer, and as the end neared she was in great pain, slipping
in and out of consciousness. Astonishingly, whenever she was awakened
by a sound, she would simply say "thank you." She was grateful for her
life as a whole, even though she endured tremendous suffering."