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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 5/29/2007 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
To everyone here,

I thought that the members here would like to read this. My niece was diagnosed with Breast Cancer about 2 months ago. It was such a shock, she is only in her early 40's. As we are so far away from her I tried to think of something that may help her cope. She had one breast removed and is now starting chemotherapy. I was in the Supermarket one day and at the checkout was a box full of small teddy bears which were to raise money for Red Cross here in Australia. I immediately thought of her, purchased one and decided to name him Flash. I made her a get well card and wrote a little poem about him. I bought a pretty pink ribbon and tied that in a bow around his neck. Pink ribbon here signifies breast cancer awareness. I sent him down to her and she took him into hospital the day she had her breast removed. I thought that this may help someone else who is struggling with any disease, so, here is the poem I wrote for her, I hope you like it. Cocoa


F: Sometimes there will be Feelings
Of Frustration and of Fear
When you start to feel these things
Please just hold him near

L: Learning, Leaning on, Letting go,
He knows about these things
Please make sure you tell him so
We know he’ll give you wings

A: When you’re Angry or Afraid
That your world will fall apart
We know that he will comfort you
He has our love within his heart

S: When other feelings come along
Like Sadness Scared and Sorrow
He says he will make sure you know
There is always a tomorrow

H: He promises to speed your Healing
And restore your faith and Hope
“Ssshhh” we heard him whisper
“I promise I’ll help her cope”

He’s so very cute and cuddly
Unruffled soft and calm
Yet he’s still just small enough
To hold within your palm

So we want you to remember
When the going gets too tough
Put him in your palm and hug him
Love will always be enough


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   Posted 5/29/2007 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
WOW Cocoa!!!

What a great job on the poem!!! Very very nice idea and i'm sure it brought much comfort to u'r niece. How is she now??? I'm so glad u did this for her and shared it with us too...i'm sure many will be blessed thru u'r kindness and generosity. Thanks!!
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 5/29/2007 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Rhonda,
I hope my little poem can be shared with others who are going through hard times. I can't imagine how she feels about what has happened as it was just so sudden, healthy and well one day, cancer the next. She is amazingly calm and just taking everything in her stride. I haven't spoken to her since she started chemotherapy but I'd imagine she wouldn't be feeling too good. They took her back in to take out more lymphatic glands, not a very good sign, time will tell, all we can do is stay positive for her and keep her in our thoughts. I know Flash is on the job so there is always a connection between us.
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