Every day brings another story of someone who is fighting for her or his life, and with it a new chance for each of us to reach out. This one comes from among the ranks of our own generous and caring sponsors and volunteers.
Marilee Kimball of 321 FOTO shared with us the loss, and hope, that she and her friends and family are experiencing right now. Marilee wrote to us about her belief in the power of spirit. Here is a part of her letter:
On Friday I lost my friend Michele to breast cancer. She has been battling for the last 5 years. She was only 45 years old. This process has been so eye opening on being healthcare advocates for our friends and family. It has engaged me fully in the presence of loss, and grief.
What I need from you is a bit of that hope we are talking about holding onto. My sister-in-law Jessica Harrington has Stage 3 breast cancer (which is what my friend Michele started out with.) I am requesting any sort of rally for love/prayer/hope/awareness. She has her mastectomy scheduled for next Wednesday (8/25). It is going to be a 6-10 hour surgery depending on how much reconstruction they have to do.
I want that woman surrounded in love and light.
Thank you, and whatever you can do to call on the love for my sister Jessica would be greatly appreciated.
We will all be keeping Jessica in our thoughts and prayers! Please send your well wishes, thoughts, hope, and prayers to her and to anyone who is fighting this battle today.