Thursday, May 10, 2012

Making My Grammy Proud!

    Today marks 4 months since I lost my dear Grammy due to complications from a Colon Cancer surgery. I miss her every day! It seems hard to believe that 4 months has passed. It still feels so raw, it still feels so fresh. 
   Just a short time after Grandma's passing, we lost my husbands Grandma, who also had Cancer, and My Grandfather was also diagnosed with Colon cancer. I felt like a lead weight had just been dropped on my chest!
Just a few years ago, I lost a dear friend to Cervical cancer at the age of 26, leaving behind a husband and a 5 year old son.  About 10 years ago, lost a second cousin to Leukemia, at the age of 15. She never even got to go on a date!
   But Thanks to Research funded in part by the American Cancer Society, I have 2 other cousins that have beaten cancer! One of them with Leukemia, and the other with Uterine cancer. My grandfather has had his entire colon removed, and has spent 3 weeks in a nursing home for rehabilitation. Today he goes back to the surgeon for his follow up, and to see if he will be able to go back home on his own soon. 
   I have lost too many people I love to Cancer! I'm not going to just sit back and watch it happen any more! That is why I have decided to participate in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. I want to make a difference in someones life. If it's one of my family members, or friends, or someone I don't even know, they all count. Each one of us is someones Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Cousin, Sister, Brother, Daughter, Son, Friend or something else. We all mean something to someone! I want to give everyone a chance to have another birthday, or celebrate another holiday, or see their grandchild born.
Please join me by donating any tax deductible amount either in your name or business name, or Anonymously, to me and my Relay Team; Hope & Faith. You can donate by going here:
 Grammy I hope I've made you proud!

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