Wednesday, May 29, 2013

More Birthdays....

Life is going fast these days.  The kids are ready to get out of school, Nolan understands Peter "the pan" likes being with other pans at night, and I have a birthday on Sunday.  I always get, not melancholy, but very pensive during this time.  My after my birthday in 2007, I started chemo for the first time.  In 2008, I was at the Kent Relay for Life, recently in remission, and walking with Bob.  It was the last time I would see him.  On my 2009 birthday, the nurses pulled the last chest tube from me after bilateral lung surgery.  (I can still feel that.  It takes your breath away.)  In 2010, I celebrated my birthday in remission.  In 2011, I was finishing up chemo right after my butt surgery and in 2012, I was back in chemo.  Today, I am in complete remission.  The American Cancer Society's pitch is "More Birthdays".  I have a special fondness for the Relays.  I have been honored in so many and my list of luminaries gets longer every year.  However, Kent is probably the most special.  This year, like last year, my girlfriend's son, Stewart, is leading the "Royal Runners" Relay Team at the Kent Relay for Life.  He is waging an uphill battle as Prom was scheduled on the same Friday night.  So, he is working with half of his team and missing his own senior prom, but still going strong!  His Mom is even baking and frosting sugar cookies for student fundraisers (I get one with Brown Frosting - cool right?!?!?!).  Quite a team!  If you click on the link, you will see me in the picture from last year. I am going to be giving $50 dollars to this relay and I am asking you to give what you can.  $1000 is made up of 50 $20 donations.  Tomorrow, Thursday, I will be at the cancer center helping a friend of over 20 years get through her first chemotherapy.   She needs more birthdays also.  Friday is the Relay and I would love to see him reach his goal of $1500...please donate for all of those who have fought, waged, won, and lost, to cancer.  Here is the link...  

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=50625&pg=team&team_id=1316507

Thank you, Ang

P.S. I did my donation under Stewart's name and for some reason my name is Klarno?!?!?!  Can I still blame chemo?!?!?!?!

6 comments:

Beckey said...

I will donate in the name of Klarno!! haha
Loves to you- B

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday my dear friend... here is to many MORE birthdays!!!!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Ang, Something attacked my computer so I have been off for a couple of weeks. Sorry to have missed your birthday, so belated Happy Birthday. Bud just got back from many meetings with fund raising offices in Europe and is tired after 20+ hours of traveling from Brussels straight to Kauai. I am so happy your scan came out clean. Keep smiling Lady and give my love to your Mom and Dad. Love & Hugs to all of you, Judi