Diablo resident Elaine Taylor, cofounder of Livermore’s Camp Arroyo, meets His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Taylor was being honored for her efforts helping children with life threatening illnesses at the Unsung Heroes of Compassion gala in San Francisco.
“I was so nervous, and I thought I would have a coughing fit in front of 700 people, just as I shook his hand,” says Taylor, one of 48 honorees at the event. “But when I met him, there was this stillness, like it was just him and me. It was one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments.”