By now we’ve all, at one time or another, either lost someone close to us or have them survive the disease called cancer. In my case, I lost my mother and mother-in-law, but have a cousin that beat it. Both my mothers were only fifty-seven years old when they lost their fight with breast cancer and lung cancer, and in both cases, if the disease was detected just a bit earlier, they would have been still alive, and that fact hurts too much. In my cousin’s case, she got on it early and with the love of her family, awesome doctors and an aggressive treatment, she is today cancer free! That’s something to celebrate!
My mom adored my little girl, her namesake. She spent a lot of time with her, (potty training her at six months, if you can believe it) teaching her to walk and not crawl on her butt; spending over-nights with her and when I think of Easter’s spent coloring eggs, I can’t help but smile! After sixteen years, I am sure that she misses her Baka very much. We all do.
To honor those that passed and those that survived is what Relay for Life is all about. My girl is willing to walk all night to honor her relatives and yours (if you let her) that had survived Cancer and the one’s that passed. We need to get behind those that are still fighting and infuse not only our prayers, but some of our cash as well.
When it comes to a worthy cause, I have no shame, so I’ll beg if necessary to help whomever needs not just my voice, but my funds as well. To imagine those minimum donations of $5 multiplied by five, ten and fifteen people, applied towards ‘beating the enemy’ such as cancer, it makes my heart sing!
If you’d like to help my girl reach her goal of $150.00 and give NO MORE than five bucks, please sign up here (takes no more than five minutes of your time) and let her know in whose name the donation is, as she will have the Luminaries with all those names light up the night sky.
On my part, I would love to hear from you and if you’re comfortable to share, your personal story of either a survival or a passing. To three of you (regardless of donation), I’ll happily send books of their choice (from the stack that is ever-growing). It’s the least I can do for my faithful followers!
Thank you all so much for always supporting me.