I want to thank each and every one of you who contributed for me and wish I could send each of you a special handwritten thank-you handmade card. I don’t even know who some of you are, but I am touched and honored to have been included in your generosity. It helps me so much to know that not only were you willing to give monetarily but that you also gave from your hearts. I really am beyond words in terms of my gratefulness.
But I have a few more words I’d like to share. Kim introduced my sister Mary, and I just wanted you to meet June (Kim has never met her either). June lives in Florida, and we don’t get to see each other much, but she also contributed to my fund and helped me at other difficult times in my life. She sends me so much love and support, in addition to warm, cuddly blankies (she even got one for my dog, Peanut, so she could have her very own), cards and emails of encouragement, and she’s been through her own battles with breast cancer (and won). Twice. She is strong and courageous, and I love her dearly. She listens to my complaints and offers her wisdom and experience, makes me laugh, and I always feel better after talking with her. She recently sent me two of the turbans she wore when going through her chemo many years ago. All washed and soft and comforting. I will wear them knowing they come from one of the best people I know. I honestly don’t know how I could have better sisters. Here are a few pics from the past.
Carol & June in healthier days:
Best vacation ever. Me, Mary and June:
Me, Mary, June. As you can see, my big sisters have been taking care of me for a long time. I look like I’m about to throw the ball at the photographer, but Mary is keeping an eye on me. June is the only one who really knew how to look good for the camera! I think that’s pretty true even today.
Bless each and every one of you good folks!