Saturday, January 17, 2009

From My Email

IN MEMORY .. . . . . . .

These are the colors that represent the different cancers. All you are asked to do is keep this circulating. Even if it's to one more person. In memory of anyone you know that has been struck by cancer.

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A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle.

Please Keep The Candle Going!

This one I do ask that you please send on.  By sending this on, you will think and realize how you've been blessed,  up until now.

This is a disease that affects all families.  No one is exempt!

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MaryO'Note: All of the above can be said of Cushing's, too.  We have a ribbon - one unified ribbon for any type of Cushing's.  Cushing's can affect any family, any age, any race.

If you don't have Cushing's OR cancer, consider yourself blessed.  If you don't have Cushing's AND cancer - wow, you're lucky.

If you have both - welcome to my life. 

I've known many struck down by cancer but I've known many more struck down by Cushing's.  Cushing's is an insidious disease.

 Like Natalie, you think you're cured, good to go but you're not.

Like Sue, you're cured of Cushing's then cancer comes along and you don't have a chance.

Like Martha, you're on your way to a Cure for Cushing's.  Then...

Like Cookie who soldiered on through Cushing's, Nelson's, adrenal and pituitary issues, to finally end up on dialysis.  How unfair is that?

So many Cushies over the years, far too many.  There are probably even more that I never even heard of.

I sometimes think of the 2 diseases I had.  Sure, cancer is hard, scary, life-threatening, painful.  But I often think Cushing's is harder.

Everyone knows about cancer and forwards notes around like the one above.  When was the last time there was a forwarded email asking people to support Cushing's, to advocate for a cure, for better testing?

We need to keep pushing to get the word out about Cushing's so the Natalies, Sues, Marthas and Cookies have a better chance to LIVE.