No apologies needed. I still agree that the funds don't go far enough or are not directed to the right resources. But it's our own faults. I have started getting letters to our local politicians but I am not far enough down the road to criticize them. But I do donate time to charity and that is the best way to help. I was jumping in with what I have learned over the last year and a half. If every one of working America volunteered for one day of work a YEAR, roughly 200,000,000 Americans, and it saved the cancer organizations 50.00 <conservative> for that one day the budget would triple for that entire year. If we all gave an hour a week, it would quadruple. Way more value than a Senator, President, Congressman could accomplish with a bill laden with beauracracy.
I spend time in a soup line feeding homless and needy people. It takes a few hours and 300+ people eat a solid meal for each day. Our lovely jurisdiction is trying to run these folks out of Las Vegas. I get angry when I hear that. If me and about
13 people working at the mission can do this each day, then why can't people try to help these people instead of complain about
them, they would leave on their own. To a home, breaking their own bread.
I am glad you, Les and Jim brought up this discussion. But I truly believe that someone
opened the door for us to cure ailments and hunger but we did not answer. Instead this little girls life hangs in the balance. And way too many others with her.
Maybe what we can do? Go to her site. Leave her family a message in her guestbook. Warm their hearts for just a few moments. I am certain they are very worn out at this time and can use a moment like that. Just a guess.
I apologize if I was terse before. I'm glad I said what I said though. It's right to help others. But words seldom get it done.
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09.
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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