At the Community Dinner the theme was COURAGE….COURAGE TO MAKE CHANGE….how about I start with “You are courageous”!!! Thank you for sharing some of your darkest thoughts and moments. I can’t even imagine what you must have been going through, and despite all that your outlook and love of life remained positive…that is a gift…you are a gift….and your greatest gift is sharing your experience in a way that is honest, real, sometimes sad and sometimes funny (also loved the artwork!). Where most of us would have said “I give up” that was certainly not in your vocabulary!
I am not a writer like you. In one of your emails you were struggling with the right words, you said Thank you (too predictable), WOW!!! (over dramatic), Unbelievable (too Ripley’ Believe It or Not), Loving (might be going a little overboard), however I think these are perfect words to describe how I felt as I turned the last page! I say to you again….Thank you for having the courage to share your story….it WILL provide comfort to cancer patients and their caregivers going through the journey….” Mary D’astolfo, Public Affairs Manager, Safeway, Vancouver, BC