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Monday, November 26, 2012

Some Thoughts...

This past weekend was a great time for me to catch up on things to do and spend time with family.  By the end of the weekend, I had visited with family and friends, gotten most of my shopping done for Christmas, wrapped presents, paid bills (ugh - I hate that job!), and done numerous loads of laundry.  While I was doing those things for my family, Scott was out helping others. On Saturday, he went with our church to help others whose homes were damaged in the Sandy hurricane.  He worked all day tearing out sheet rock and carrying cans filled with damaged debris out to a dumpster.  On Sunday, he made pulled pork for a community that had no power or heat and in which most couldn't live in their homes.  We elicited the help of Paige and JJ and made chocolate chip cookies to bring too.  As a family we drove the food out to Staten Island to the families in need -- there is so much that needs to be done, this just doesn't seem like enough.  Sunday was proving to be an emotional day.

Later Sunday afternoon, I found out that a friend that I met at the Voices in Motion Walk Against Brain Cancer walk last year had severely declined in health since we last saw him in the spring.  He is a Dad, just like Scott, with two small boys.  His wife is struggling to keep her day to day life together - taking care of her children and her husband every day.  That was it - I lost it.  The tears came and I had trouble stopping them.  You know the feeling when your emotions swell inside you until there is nothing you can do about them?  That's how it was.  The emotions reminded me of why we do this Voices in Motion walk every year.   I think sometimes we forget because Scott is doing so well - he tackles chemotherapy like a World Wrestling Champion and battles everything life throws at him with grace.  But we need a cure.  This cancer comes back -- we saw that last year.  We try to stay positive and pray for the best but we need to do more than that.  We need to help find a cure for cancer.  We need your help.   

We are now one week away from the walk which occurs next Sunday.  Paige has created her own fundraising page to help raise money to fight brain cancer.  Please consider either signing up to walk with us or making a donation to our team or to Paige's fundraising page.  

To donate to our team in honor of Paige helping her Dad, go to: http://www.voicesinmotion.org/goto/paige 

Thank you to all of you who have already donated to our team!!   We can't express enough how much it means to us!!

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