Post Edited (Cathi) : 11/5/2004 7:53:26 AM (GMT-7)
Well, this is sure a black week for the Edwards family, and one they will never forget. I wish Elizabeth well, and continue to pray that hers is the last diagnosis. BTW, California passed an initiative that very same day for stem cell research. Maybe they'll find a cure for all of us.
I also saw the news today. The first thought in my head was "Oh my gosh this is truly a terrible thing to happen to you and your family! Let me reach out and help you simply because I have been there and done that!! Let all of our sisters that have gone through this before you help you - that is what we are HERE for." Please, let us help this unite us. It does not matter where she comes from, what her politics are, where she has been before or even where she is going --- well except getting through this with our help. THAT IS WHAT THIS IS ABOUT!! My prayers are that somehow she can find the strength to get through this and maybe along the way if we can help her that we can. THEN, if she can help us race, run or find a cure she will be leading the pack. Let's do what we can to help her - MK - you're so good at finding addresses - how about a card shower? Let's just simply help this woman!!! Don't you all remember hearing the diagnosis the first time? This is just too frightening to go through alone. Not even your Mommy understands what you're feeling.
Love, hugs and friendship,
It just makes me so angry that Elizabeth Edwards has been dx'd with BC. What a difficult week for the Edwards Family. Conceding this election must have been very difficult, but to have to sit there before television cameras knowing that there was an elephant in the corner besides takes a powerful lot of courage. My heart just aches for all of them, but for EE most of all. Her husband will be great I'm sure, but she will still need others. I'm for a gigantic card shower, too. (Grandma Cathy, it's a good thing you've suggested)!! We can get them all together and send them in one huge envelope. She'd like getting all of those cards at once I'm sure. MK, turn on your detective powers and get us an address. Maybe Glenda, living in NC, will have some info.
I'll be happy to collect the cards and mail them too. Anything to make this easier to bear. I don't often get philosophical on this board, but I find that the more I give of myself the less this wretched disease makes me miserable. Come on, gals, get those cards ready. We need to make one more woman's life more gentle as she begins this difficult, difficult journey. L&H's, Luci