Monday, May 7, 2012

It only takes me one million years to get on this but I finally took the time (and had the time) toi get my password reset. I am hoping to keep this more up to date this summer. We shall see.
One cool thing about this month is that on the 25th it will 12 years since my last chemo treatment. This past week I have heard some good news and sad news. In February I donated some moeny to the ISU College of Pharmacyfor a fund raiser they were doing for a girl who's wish was to go to Disneyland with her family. This girl is fighting cancer. I received a letter Thursday thanking me for my donation and to tell me that there was about $17,000 (around that, I don't have the letter right by me) that was raised that night. The paln was to donate 25% of the proceeds to this girls wish but instead they donated $6500 to cover all the expences for her family to go to Disneyland. It took all I had not to cry in the office when I read the letter. The sad news is that I got to hear the story of a four year old girl who had been fighting cancer for two years. In January her wish came true and she got to go meet all of the Disney Princess's in Disneyland. She passed away one week ago today. Listening to her story made me remember that time in my life when I was fighting. This year I have the opportunity, again, to participate in the Relay for Life event. I will remember both of the these girls as I walk that first lap with all of the survivors.
I have been truly blessed in my life. I have been blessed with a family that got closer together during a trying time. A family that is there for you no matter what, they will always love me and each other. I have been blessed with some of the greatest friends. Some of these friends have seen me at my lowest point and always stayed by me and encouraged me to be strong. Life is a precious thing and should not be wasted.

1 comment:

Katie Lee said...

We are so glad that we still have you with us, and that you are still involved in the lives of those who have gone through a similar experience, or haven't been as lucky as you were. We love you so much!