Since that day, I have been blessed with the love of people I would never have known had I not been in the colorectal cancer journey. The only time my very life-giving sister cried to me was about leaving her children behind without their mother. Gosh dang it! All she ever wanted out of life was to enjoy a burrito on a beach, raise her children and one day travel to Europe.
After my sister died, I felt like I died.
I remember touring the rivers in Brussels and my button of my sister’s photo falling into the river. For 30 seconds I cried. The next 30 seconds made me realize that I took my sister to Europe.
My staff recently asked me at ”Get Your Rear in Gear,” what I was going to do to honor the 10th year anniversary of my sister. And, here it is…simple as my sis:
Please put a luminary out in front of your house on August 9th.
- Put as many luminaries out to honor or remember those you have witnessed struggling with cancer.
- When people ask, say “because I love ____”
Get Your Rear in Gear does not want August 9th to be about money. We want it to be a night of love to honor and remember. All we ask is that you please make August 9th luminary night go viral for cancer in your neighborhood this year and every year. It is a simple task out of love.
9 comments on this post
Leave a Comment
We encourage interaction, discussion, commentary, questions and even criticism but respectfully ask that comments and posts are kept relevant and respectful. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, racism, spamming and excessive posting/commenting will not be tolerated. The Colon Cancer Coalition / Get Your Rear in Gear reserves the right to remove any comment or ban any user for any reason. We reserve the right to move discussions offline and to delete excessive comments to improve the overall visitor experience.
Get Your Rear in Gear reserves the right to remove comments advertising commercial products, comments that are inaccurate, or may be otherwise objectionable.
We will not post form letters with the same content from multiple users.
Relevant comments on previously published posts are always welcome.