Being There

October 29, 2014 4:20 PM

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I am lucky all those bumps and bruises I inflicted on my head growing up as a rowdy kid don't actually show. I know this because my children and husband shaved my head bald just over a week ago, amid giggles and uproarious laughter by friends and strangers alike. My family bid for the right to put electric clippers to my head as part of an auction to help a local woman named Angela get to Seattle to have lifesaving stem cell treatment to fight leukemia. The event raised many thousands of dollars, and I kept campaigning through Facebook to continue to help her, but sadly we found out late last night that beautiful Angela ran out of time and the cancer had beaten her.

Cancer devastated another of my friends today. Her precious and tiny mother was ravaged by the disease for such a long time and, in the end, the family prayed for a merciful release.

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