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Get your minds out of the gutter I’m talking Cancer not C U Next Tuesday. Pervs.
Anyway…it seems like cancer is one of those things that has touched everyone’s life in some form or fashion. Personally, having watched my Mom fight and then ultimately lose her battle with cancer makes me feel more affected than most.
I HATE cancer. I hate what it has done to my life, to my family, and to the world in general. I hate that there is a disease that is so wide spread and there is still no cure.
Not only does cancer affect the people who have the diease but it affects their loved ones as well. My Mom will have been gone for 12 years this coming summer and sometimes it still feels like yesterday.
I’m not one to show emotion and I would rather be sarcastic or make a joke than show you that I’m hurting. It comes with the territory I suppose. I never wanted to be the girl whose Mom died. I didn’t want people to feel sorry for me or treat me differently.
I hope I never know what it’s like to fight cancer but if I have to I can only hope I’m as strong as my Mom. She never looked sick…she lost weight but that’s about it. She never lost her hair and she was soooo thankful for that. It’s the little things in life. LOL!
I say all of this because I have been extended an invitation to an AMAZING event the hospital I work for is hosting. It’s called Cooks Tour of Argenta: Jazz Brunch and all proceeds of this brunch go to the UAMS Cancer Patients Support Programs. How awesome is that??!
I wish something like this had been around when my Mom needed it. I can’t wait to tell you more about it!! I am waaaaay too excited!!
How has cancer affected your life?
Allie @ Tales of a TwentySomething says
And cue the water works. Love you Reesie cup
Melissa Knott says
So so sorry to hear about your mom.
When I was a senior in High school, my mom was diagnosed with Cancer. Uterine cancer.
Prior to finding out, we got along and I loved her a lot, but we argued a lot too. When we found out the cancer had been completely removed, only then did I cry. I now have a completely different, BETTER relationship with my mom.
I can’t even begin to imagine what I would feel like had the outcome been different.
cancer makes me crazy. I know too many kids who have gotten cancer that it just makes me cry.
Ashley from The Kitchen-Sink Chronicles says
I battled cervical cancer – the worst part was the financial devastation. Chemo ain’t cheap. Neither are labs or the constant office visits. But, the journey taught me to appreciate the life I have (instead of living for tomorrow).
Allie Brooks says
I had no idea about your mom. I lost my granddaddy to pancreatic cancer several years ago. I spent last summer doing breast cancer research at UAMS, so I will always have a special place in my heart for cancer patients.
Laurie Hoffman says
I lost my grandpa and aunt… all of my mother’s sisters have had a form of it. I’m currently a couple weeks out from going in for another ultrasound of one of my lymph nodes to make sure it hasn’t grown anymore. Cancer is a bitch.
This post brought tears to my eyes. Love you Ricci! AND I cannot wait to hear about the brunch! I’m SUPER excited for you & that!! :)
Even this ice cold heart shed some tears. Love you Ricey bowl!