At first glance, these two words don't fit together. They appear to be an oxymoron. How can cancer, something so horrible and devastating, be paired with such a lovely word as blessing? How can a word that brings on the feeling of mire and darkness sit next to a word of hope and light?
I would say that they do fit together. I know my sister Amy would.
Amy and I have been in almost daily contact since her diagnosis. Many of the days have… Continue
Added by Angie Mozilo on October 21, 2008 at 11:11pm —
Although this is written mostly from my perspective, I write this entry with the permission of my beautiful sister Amy who is a true warrior and survivor.
I remember the day last February that my sister called me.
I was sitting in my car in the parking lot at the community college where I was taking classes. My phone range, and on the other end of the line was my sister, barely able to speak. She was in tears after leaving her general practitioner's office and on her way… Continue
Added by Angie Mozilo on October 19, 2008 at 11:04pm —
Pink is the new black....well at least in the month of October. In stores, newspaper advertisements and magazine articles you will see this color permeating our consumer landscape. Will you cave to societal or peer pressure and jump on the new color trend? Will you outfit yourself or your home with this rosy hue? Are you willing to go pink and support breast cancer research?
If so, read on....
Now I don't advocate going out and spending money just for the sake of spending… Continue
Added by Angie Mozilo on October 13, 2008 at 12:08am —
If you have been anywhere this month, you have probably seen the barrage of pink everything, everywhere. The sudden invasion of the oh, so happy, oh so rosy, oh so PINK is a result of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Retailers are participating in cause related marketing - the cause being breast cancer awareness. According to *foundationcenter.org, cause related marketing is when a profitable company partners with a non-profit organization to promote their… Continue
Added by Angie Mozilo on October 7, 2008 at 12:09am —
I am writing this with the permission of my beautiful sister, Amy.
Several months ago, Amy noticed some changes in her breast. But, she didn't think much of it. Like many women her breasts had always been a little lopsided, so when that increased, it wasn't that concerning to her. She felt some fullness ans soreness, but she had breast fed her son when he was a baby, and the feeling felt similar to when it was time for him to nurse. Her breast looked rashy and was a little itchy, but… Continue
Added by Angie Mozilo on October 1, 2008 at 4:42pm —
Thank you to all the people who sent well wishes and donations my way! I survived the Breast Cancer 3 Day this past weekend and it was amazing!
You can read all about it here: http://unexpectedart.blogspot.com/2008/08/i-survived-breast-cancer-3-day.html
Added by Angela Moore on August 25, 2008 at 10:36am —
For June/August profits of our Lavender Oatmeal Soap will be given to Cancer Research!!
Natural handmade soaps are our passion. We handcraft our natural soap from some of the most effective plants, scents and oils nature has created to make only the purest natural vegetable soaps, to be safe and gentle to your skin.…
Added by Handmade soap on August 14, 2008 at 12:00pm —
I lost a child already.
When I was 21, before I met Peter, I miscarried a baby that I hadn’t even known that I wanted until the moment the choice was taken away from me. My first instinct was to get rid of that baby, that I wasn’t ready, I wasn’t prepared. I spent days planning to make this inconvenience go away. Then the clarity came that I might never BE ready for a baby, but I had one now and I was going to do my best to be a mother. I told the father. I cried when I told my mom.… Continue
Added by Anissa Mayhew on August 5, 2008 at 1:19am —
A child died today.
A funny little boy with an abundance of freckles and a unique way of pronouncing his r’s. A boy with an infectious smile and a love of Poke’mon and video games. He was a son, brother, friend, loved by many, missed by all.
World, you have no idea what you’ve missed out on! No concept of what you’ve lost. He left behind unlived dreams, unfulfilled potential. He leaves the memory of laughter, a history of strength, and the legacy of a… Continue
Added by Anissa Mayhew on July 23, 2008 at 5:57pm —
Saturday night I was laying in bed trying to figure out why I couldn’t sleep, what was keeping me awake and it sure wasn’t because I wasn’t tired. All week it’s been a weird feeling, like I’m waiting on something…a thing I should know but can’t quite put my finger on. Wrestling with my pillow Sat night, it was a did-i-leave-the-stove-on-is-the-door-locked-what-the-heck-is-wrong! kind of feeling.
Then it hit me.
It’s July 13th.
We mark so many monumental days… Continue
Added by Anissa Mayhew on July 14, 2008 at 12:22am —
As many of you know from the badge on my page, I'm participating in the Breast Cancer 3Day in Cleveland
in just over a month. My training walks are going well, but I need A LOT of help in the fundraising arena. I can't walk unless I hit a minimum amount and I only need 70 people to donate $20 to get me there. I've decided to test my favorite social media venues to see if I can get that help that I need. So… Continue
Added by Angela Moore on July 8, 2008 at 8:40am —