Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cancer Bitch and the Season of Giving














This was supposed to be a positive post about Christmas and the power of friends and family. But I couldn't proceed without giving a shout out to Elizabeth Edwards and Ree Ree. Elizabeth died Tuesday - I heard about it shortly after returning from yet another round of chemo at Johns Hopkins. She was my role model. She handled her cancer with grace and good sense.

I hope Ree Ree can do the same. Aretha Franklin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Its a hard road. They didn't say what her surgery was, but I hope it was a full whipple. It's the only kind of surgery that will buy you time. I wasn't eligible for it, but my fingers are crossed for her. I guess the only good news is she will FINALLY lose some weight. Not the best way to diet, but, hey, I'm all about making lemonade out of lemons....



Now, back to the positive. Christmas is the time for giving and I have two suggestions for holiday donations. God's Love We Deliver is a New York based charity that provides nutritious food to AIDS and cancer patients. I also recommend donations to the Johns Hopkins Pancreatic Cancer Research Center. Lets whip this bitch! Um, I mean, Merry Christmas...

6 comments:

Diane Dimond said...

I was looking for a good charity to donate in lieu of gifts that none of my friends need.
Thanks, Brenda! Love the pic of the kids...is one missing?

Lets catch up on the phone soonest.

boxilla said...

Baby Silas! At 6 months he isn't ready for Santa Claus and Sebastian barely put up with him.

Lynne said...

Believe me, I lament for Elizabeth Edwards' children.But she had nothing on you as a role model.

felicia said...

Brenda, I am sending you many good wishes for the holidays. Loved the photo. And thanks for the charity suggestions.

K. Brummell said...

I'm glad you paid tribute to Aretha and Elizabeth Edwards. I find it disgusting that people are so ignorant to protest her funeral because of what she believed in. They must don't have anything else to do with their lives but be bored and picket. They most likely commit just as much sin as a person being gay and then have the nerve to protest. If people don't stop casting stones, they better. smh. My blog is www.realtalkandpeople.blogspot.com

Dzmitry said...

Attitude is everything.
there is a difference between living and existing.