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Friday, October 12, 2007

Worth Repeating

Lillian Harris ended her battle with cancer and joined Jesus in Heaven in April


The following is from my friend Lori's blog (Lillian's mommy) - "The Next Chapter". I couldn't have said it better myself, so I won't even attempt. Here's what she had to say:

"As one cancer mom said, "you see so much suffering. I always knew it was out there but now I see it firsthand." I may have the privilege of knowing firsthand a dozen or so kids battling cancer. God has uniquely equipped me to stand alongside them during their fight and for that I am grateful.

But there are thousands more suffering in the name of hope. Over 40,000 kids are battling cancer right now. And the incidence of childhood cancer is growing with no explanation. It is the number one killer of children by disease, more than asthma, cystic fibrosis and pediatric AIDS combined. Yet the funding for childhood cancer research is nominal and has been cut! I gotta tell ya, I'm not okay with that. So I joined an online advocacy network on http://www.curesearch.org/. They notify me of any cancer related bills so I can send a pre-written e-mail to my elected officials. Couldn't be easier.

Right now there is an effort for $150 million federal investment to find a cure for childhood cancer called The Conquer Childhood Cancer Act. Visit curesearch to send a letter to your congressman encouraging them to support this vital piece of legislation.

The bright spot in my day yesterday was watching one of the kids in my cancer community, Boey, get a brand new house courtesy of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. What a blessing to see another deserving cancer kid receive such a generous gift on this memorial day! Maddie, Alley, Lexie and Maddy also had cameo appearances. Check out this video of Boey talking about The Childhood Cancer Act."


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4 comments:

Lori said...

What an honor to have been quoted on your blog. Thank you for getting the message out! ::Big hugs::

emily said...

I'm glad you posted that entry on here - it really lets people know how much we need to fight against cancer and help to find a cure!
Love ya, Emily

emily said...

Hey, it's me again! I heard this song on the radio a week or so ago. Last night I found out who the artist of it was - Jonny Diaz.
Anyways, I loved it and I wanted to share the lyrics with you!
Love you lots! Em
Oh, the song is called "Hold Me".

Any other day
I'd just run away
From what lies ahead

But right here I stand
Choosing to remain
Right where I've been lead

I cannot see the ending
I cannot pretend
The seas are calm ahead

And the only thing
I can ever cling to
Is what You said

Clouds assume command
Sky unrolls it's wrath
Firmly still I stand
There's no turning back

Chorus:
I need You to hold me
When the storms begin to rage
Cause You know me
And You know that I'm afraid
Though I'd rather go 'round
But I'm following now so I'll Trust
That we'll make it through
Just help me remember I'm never Alone
When I'm walking with You

What is still unknown
Has caused my fear to grow
Fear of thoughts unseen

But with Your embrace
I know I can face
All that's facing me

Clouds assume command
Sky unrolls it's wrath
Firmly still I stand
There's no turning back

Chorus:
I need You to hold me
When the storms begin to rage
Cause You know me
And You know that I'm afraid
Though I'd rather go 'round
But I'm following now so I'll Trust
That we'll make it through
Just help me remember I'm never Alone
when I'm walking with you

Chorus:
I need You to hold me
When the storms begin to rage
Cause You know me
And You know that I'm afraid
Though I'd rather go 'round
But I'm following now so I'll Trust
That we'll make it through
Just help me remember I'm never Alone
When I'm walking with You

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste,

The soup sounds wonderful! I will have to give it a try as I am Portuguese too! :o) It get it from the "Correia" side of my family. Most of my relatives are from San Jose California. :o)

Have a great day and thanks for sharing!

Denese Lawson