Monday, October 31, 2011

I'm Gonna Love You Through It (who is the 1 in your life?)

By the time you read this, I may be too late. You may have already been sucked into the holiday vortex. Everyone knows that once November 1st hits that life speeds up, especially if you have kids.

Before that happens--or even in the middle of the insanity--take some time to remember the people who are fighting cancer. It's the end of NBCAM, but tonight my heart goes out everyone who is in this battle, not just those with breast cancer. There are over 1.5 million that were diagnosed this year in America. There are over a half million who died from cancer in the last year. Over 20,000 in the Pacific Northwest.

I know you don't even know 20,000 people, but is there anyone reading this who doesn't know 1 person that's struggling with this disease? They're tired. They're fearful. They're out of money. Out of insurance benefits. Out of time. Some are hopeful. Some are almost there. Some will never look back.

Whoever it is that you know--that 1--do what you can to be a support. Take the time. Figure out how you can help them in the time of their specific need. You will never know how much it means to that person.

Below is a song by Martina McBride. It was written by Sonya Isaacs whose mother is a breast cancer survivor. More than just telling a sad story, it tells about the people who surround a cancer victim and carry them through their fear and grief. I hope it inspires you.

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