One of my cases affords a heart-warming illustration of this phenomenon. Sarah, a college administrator, had been dismissed a few months after a breast cancer diagnosis. She responded by filing a discrimination complaint on the basis of disability. So constructive was the dialogue between the parties in mediation that the defendant proposed as one of the settlement terms an annual fund-raising "run for the cure," which it would sponsor in Sarah's name. Needless to say, Sarah accepted the offer with alacrity.