Wednesday, January 21, 2009

All LLS, all the time

I started my day off attending a LLS bi-monthly executive board meeting before going to work and attended a TNT information meeting after work.

That is my idea of a productive way to spend time before and after work.

There were probably about 35-40 people at the meeting tonight, which is one of the best turnouts I have seen at an information meeting in quite some time.

I got to talk with one of my cycling teammates that I rode with last summer. I was really happy to see Daniel. Daniel's wife is a Lymphoma survivor and he shared some of Leanne's story during the mission moment. No matter how long I have been doing this or how many different stories I hear, every one is unique, compelling. . .

I had been looking forward to tonight for the last two weeks. I had signed up to help at this meeting when I saw Daniel was going to present the mission moment.

It looked like a very productive meeting and quite a few people signed up tonight. Take that, blood cancer!

Unfortunately blood cancer continues on it far too productive and torrid pace. My friend, Shayna is preparing herself for the possibility of losing another person she loves to Leukemia.

When and where will this all end? I don't know.

I do know that Daniel, Shayna and I will keep talking and writing about this, raising awareness, recruiting more people to this cause.

All LLS, all the time. 30 new people. Take that, blood cancer.

1 comment:

  1. But the good news is that she didn't die today... Her leukemia is in remission, and her liver seems to be functioning better than it was!!

    Take THAT, blood cancer! :)