I admit it.
Sometimes when I’m on twitter casually trying to drum up sympathy for my current PINK EYE situation or trying to find someone who has watched the latest Downton Abbey episode and wants to talk about THE CREEPY PATRICK (real? not real?), I will read a tweet about cancer and feel nothing less than a semi truck slam against my insides.
As everyone who has been touched by cancer knows- (is there anyone who hasn’t at this point?) the soul crushing feelings that accompany the word cancer, never leave. You just find new ways to deal with it all.
One of my blog readers (and just a fantastic girl in general- hi Jamie!) asked me to share a link to her cousin Terri’s website, in hopes of raising awareness. Over Christmas, Terri was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer. After reading her posts, I had to share the link. Terri recently cut her hair- an issue that can cause many women in her position to feel understandably down or angry. Terri remained upbeat, sounded positive and presented the idea to her young daughter as a “hair cutting party”. What a wonderful role model.
Her is the link to her site, please if possible leave a few words for someone who is facing a battle that requires all the courage and strength one can muster- from both familiar faces and those kind strangers on the internet. If you are able to donate, here is the link to that site as well.
Obviously, the idea of harnessing the magical power of the internet is one I am familiar with, having done it myself in the past. The events that have happened since I did reached out, have been some of the greatest and most challenging of my life. And the battle still continues. But everyday I feel low I think of just the amazing, uninhibited out reach of support and I feel a level of gratefulness that leaves me almost in tears. Which is why I shared this post. If you did it for me, please think about doing it again for someone in need.
xo gossip girl