My friend Angela is going through a tough time right now. She’s in the midst of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. Her treatments started in mid July and her last treatment is on Halloween. That’s a lot of chemo! And it’s very aggressive treatment with super strong medicines, because they’re doing all they can to make sure the cancer doesn’t return. It’s cancer annihilation!
Angela is a wonderful person and she’s been a good friend and positive influence on me since we first met a couple of years ago out here in cyberspace. I’ve never met her in person, but I count her as a true and real friend.
And she’s handling the cancer and treatments in a way that is so her. There are bad days and weaker days, I know, but she’s facing these challenging months head on, with humor and positive energy. So even in this physically and emotionally hard time, she’s still being a good example for me to follow!
I think of Angela pretty much every day, but tonight (last night by the time this comes out) I thought that I needed to do just a bit more. So I’m asking you for a little help.
Would you guys to send her some prayers or good thoughts or positive energy, or whatever you believe in? Or give her some encouragement in the comments here or visit her blog and say hi?
Maybe she won’t see it today, but I’m thinking she’ll see it when she needs it. But I guess when you’re going through chemo, there are no days when you don’t need a little bit more support and love.
She’s writing about the cancer and chemo as she can, and it starts here if you’re interested: Cancer: And So the Story Begins.
Thanks for your help with this!! Cyber friends give cyber hugs, and I just thought it would be nice to send a few hugs Angela’s way.
I’m posting today to ask you for a favor.
I read an article last night about a boy in my community:
“Wesley was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 12. Since then he has undergone two surgeries, 30 days of radiation and nine rounds of chemotherapy. Tests in November 2008, 2009 and 2011 showed additional spots on his brain…”
He’s turning 17 this week, which is pretty fantastic considering all he’s been through, and his family is asking people to send birthday cards to Wesley.
So that’s it – that’s the favor – would you send a birthday card?
When I read this, I immediately thought of the Quote this week: “The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.” Normally, I would think about sending a card, but then I would never do it. I certainly wouldn’t ask you guys to do it. But I don’t want to continue simply being a person with good intentions. I want to be a person who follows through on her good intentions. (That’s not a guilt trip, that’s just me being honest about myself.)
So I pulled 10 cards out of my office drawer for Westley. Yes, I had 10 birthday or blank cards piled up in there. Those cards represent a lot of other good intentions that were never realized. I’m going to get my co-workers to write Happy Birthdays to Wesley, and for the cost of 10 stamps, we can help make his birthday week a joyful one.
You don’t even have to buy a card – you can make one or have the kids make one.
Those are even better!
Anyway, I’m just throwing this out there and if you are able to do it, that would be great. Or you could share this on your blog or Facebook – maybe he will get some cards from all over. What a treat that would be!
You can get his address from the article by clicking the link below.
Family asks community to shower teenager with brain cancer with birthday cards