I signed up on the Relay for Life's birthday website just a couple of weeks ago! I'm connected to a few different cancer-related websites so when I saw the link in my email, I didn't think much about it. But after I clicked on it and read it, it really impacted me.Here we have the purple for survivors and white tee shirts for the caregivers. I can wear both hats and caps. Relay For Life is awesome, isn't it? I am so proud that our county is doing the first one this June but I have been to others. I went to four events in the last two weeks. We do the luminaria too and yes we had balloons. This year the theme is celebrating birthdays. Our Honorary Chairman is eleven years old. Same diagnosis as Daniel. She has had treatment, went home last week sick because of the heat but she does not give up.
Maybe I'm not the only one who actually relishes in getting older. I'm 31, and have had 3 birthdays since being diagnosed. I'm having 2nd anniversaries of having hair again, and finished all types of chemo a year ago in March.
I celebrate anything and everything. Everything is meaningful.
Thanks for all you do with relay for life, caregiving, etc. My treatment options expanded, and my odds increased recently due to funding and research and I'll never stop being grateful.