It’s been a long thirty days. Today is the last day of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I understood going into September that this national, annual campaign is an opportunity to capitalize on people’s attentiveness. To educate, to advocate, and to fundraise for research. This was true last September as well, and during the Septembers when… Continue Reading September

A Day of Love, and an Announcement.

Michael and I couldn’t sleep last night. We both reverted to hourly wake-ups. The first pot of coffee was brewed this morning at 5am. We’ll get used to this, and it will eventually morph into some kind of healthy pattern, I’m sure. We vacillate between intense pain and a strange kind of numbness. Even though… Continue Reading A Day of Love, and an Announcement.

Day 528

I woke up well rested and with a full heart after yesterday’s success, only to learn within moments of the tragedy that struck my childhood town last night. My first reaction was intense anger. I had been so proud of the 33 units of blood we collected yesterday to help cancer families–and this morning, every ounce… Continue Reading Day 528