Thursday, January 29, 2009


I have to say that this event was a brilliant stroke by LisaSwifka (see entry below). I have discovered so many new blogs, filled with wonderful stories. I have been moved by the many comments about by own give away. So many out there have been touched by breast cancer. This disease is everywhere,. Wendy in New Zealand is a survivor. She has been cancer free for over a year! Yea way to go... Brenda (AKA Dragonlady) is a breast cancer survivor, another Brenda had a Mum and an aunt with the disease, seahagsstudio has a sister with a 3 1/12 years old and a one year old currently fighting this cancer, Mistress Girly has a friend recently diagnosed with breast cancer, Kathy has three friends with the disease, Melanie's aunt if fighting the disease, Stampgram has a friend who lost her Mom to the disease, and Carol has friends with the disease. These are just some of the comments under my OWOH give way entry on this blog. I am truly humbled and I want you all to know I have read every comment and taken them all to heart. You are all amazing. In my own world, Jean is still fighting the disease but going strong. In the autumn it will be a year since her diagnosis and we are all hoping for a good mammogram! I have just started to think about this years breast cancer fund raiser. I think with so many comments I will have plenty of inspiration.

Thank you new blog friends for your artistry and wonderful stories. I am blessed to share the Internet with so many kindred spirits. Please know that whether I "win" a give away or not, I already have won a, all of you! I will leave you with my last years donation entitled: Lean on Me



Undaunted said...

Strangely we have had cancers in our family, but not breast cancer. I say strangely because I know it's common. Still, I have recently picked up a DVD explaining how to do a breast examination properly, with a glove which is supposed to increase fingertip sensitivity. I would never miss a cervical smear test so I should be more vigilant about this too.

Kathy L said...

Linda, the comments on the give away have been overwhelming. I have spent some time crying.... Just had news that a dear dear friend has a stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Not good. Sigh...


Undaunted said...

Oh, I'm so sorry Kathy. I don't know what else to say.

Renee said...

I'm sorry to hear of all this. It is a bastard of a disease.

I haven't read far enough to know who Jean is, but I plan too. It is an amazing thing to have someone by your side.


Renee said...

Kathy, thanks for coming tho the party. Open minded is a wonderful thing.

Hope you are doing well and wishing you a great day.

Love Renee