Why do I continue to blog, to release my anxieties and fears and worries into the world on this platform? There are so many reasons, but today, it’s simply to connect.
One of my Facebook messages this morning told me that another gentleman had lost his battle with Angiosarcoma this morning. I paused, thinking upon his family and what they must now face. Thanks to the connections I have made through social media, I have been able to connect with other cancer survivors, and their families. It’s difficult to see when one loses the battle, but I know that I’m fighting for the right team.
July 17, 2010 will be the first ever Team Sarcoma: Keepin’ it Kevin Bike/Walk/Run held at 10 am at the Community Park in East Petersburg, Pennsylvania. All the money raised will go to the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative http://www.sarcomahelp.org which helps families affected by Sarcoma cancer, and raises money for research. I am still looking for donors to pay for the printing of our t-shirts, and the donation of the Team Sarcoma bracelets to promote awareness.
That day will not only be about honoring Kevin, but also all of the other families and patients who have been touched by Sarcoma cancer. I am looking forward to the community learning about this cancer, how they can help, and how we as a small community can make a difference.
I hope you can help. Leave a comment if you’d like more information or visit http://www.facebook.com/TeamSarcomaPA or http://www.keepinitkevin.info
I’m just now starting to delve into your story and amazed at what you’ve been through and the support that you seem to offer to others. And I’m thinking about what would happen if I were to be in a similar situation…let’s just say I’m not sure I’d handle it well. Hang in there, you’re doing great things, one person at a time.