Friday, May 23, 2008

As many of you know that read my blog I walked in the Relay for Life last weekend. Cancer has touched me many times in my life. So I have a real passion about helping find a cure for this disease that seems to keep attacking many people every day. During the advent they light luminaries to HONOR and in MEMORY of people who have had to battle cancer in their lives. It is one of the most moving things that I every taken part in. I have shown some luminaries that have special meaning to me. Every time I have had the pleasure to take part in this ceremony it brings many emotions to the surface. I must admit that I did shed tears of joy and sadness. Stories to follow:

As you see this one is in Memory of my Aunt Carol. Who lost her battle to cancer about 2 year ago. She was one of the most giving people I have ever known. She had a very strong FAITH in God and lived her lfe in away fitting to him. I am glad to know that she is now up in Heaven watching over me.

This one was in HONOR of a friend's wife in Portland who has just finished her chemo and is on her road to recovery. I hate that I didn't get to met her while I was in Portland a few weeks ago. She has to sons and are very active in their lives.
Sue is the Grandmother to my children and at 70 has had to battle breast cancer. She is doing well and seems to have beat it. I really admire her has she has not had an easy life and still has such an awesome FAITH.
This one is in HONOR of a very special Friend here in Arlington that has battled breast cancer and is cancer free one year later. More below.

The sweet lady in the middle is a breast cancer survivor. Lori is a really incredible lady and has been through a lot during the past year. She and her family have done a lot to help raise money for the American Cancer Society and this past week end had team in the Relay for Life. I was honored to walk for the team.
I am very honored to know all of the about people. I have learned a lot from them about having COURAGE, FAITH and HOPE.


Dianne Adams said...

It's wonderful to see so many that have beaten this disease.

Gerald said...

You are a real sweetie!
It is an honor and a pleasure having you as a friend, and we cherish you...