Today we are proud to participate in LiveStrong 2011. We do this to help raise the awareness of the important fight against cancer. Think about it for a minute, many of our human loved ones have been touched by cancer and many of our critter pals have been as well.
Once again this year, I would like to just take a minute to tell you about two in my life. My Grandma had cancer. She fought very, very hard and was so determined to beat it. She was so very close to beating it went a horrible infection took her from us. She had the will to fight and she was winning, but her overall health wouldn’t let her beat away the infections, so we lost her. The second is my Dad. Yep, he had a fight with skin cancer. That was three years ago, and he is winning. Just last week he had another follow-up with his doctor and he is still cancer free. We still keep a very close eye on him and will not let him leave the house without mega-sunscreen.
Then there were two cats who were here way before I was even born, way before! The first is Paws, she fought very hard against cancer and let it be known when it was time to go to the Rainbow Bridge. I understand she was a gentle soul that fought so very hard. Paws lived to be 20. Then there was Beth. One day, in what seemed out of the blue, Dad and Mom noticed her face looked strange, it had a strange shape to it. Yep, cancer reared it’s ugly head. She fought too, but decided she had to leave. Beth as 16 when she went to the Rainbow Bridge. Both Paws and Beth were Calicos.
I just think the LiveStrong words are purrfect. Both of those words are important in this fight. In a way, both of these words are like us bloggers. Individually we can win any battle, but together we can whip anything, including this awful disease. Today, and henceforth, we must LiveStrong, together.