Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Grab Some Kleenex & Meet My Friend

This is the beautiful face behind Cancer Sucks Even With Lilly Pulitzer On Your Side that reminds me that there is life not just after this battle, but during it.
Tamara and I have never laid eyes on each other, never communicated beyond blog and Facebook commentary or email, never spoken a word in the other's ear.
But — just as sure as I can reach out and touch Jamie; or just as sure as I can call my parents, my sisters, my brothers when I need them; just as sure as I can let Nurse Tilly lick the tears on my face — I am sure I can count on Miz CancerSucks for inspiration and support.
When we first "met," courtesy of GolfGal, another blogger and cancer survivor, I posted this on Tamara's blog:
"How happy I am to be finding such a supportive, nurturing family out here. I thought I had four sisters — clearly, I have many."
I hope you watch the above video. I hope you heed my advice to have Kleenex handy. And, I hope you'll check out Tamara's blog and her awesome fundraising for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
I do hope you take the time to do those things. And, if you do, I know — I know — you'll agree with me that behind that beautiful face is a beautiful, beautiful soul.


  1. I can't say I'm happy about the circumstances that brought us all together, but the support system has been wonderful and very much appreciated. Tamara is truly a beautiful person. She cares about all of us. She was the first person I thought of when I first read your blog, and felt you needed help. Sooo glad you gals connected.
    We sista's stick together!

  2. You are making me grab a kleenex from your sweet words & thoughts. We are a "family"- I think even more sweet b/c we picked each other. I am glad you enjoyed the video. I have been working so hard on this. I played at our fundraiser on Sat. night to rave reviews. It was really cathartic to make and I can help you make one for hubby at your fundraiser when the past is the past and you are able to "see clearly now the rain is gone". xo, T


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