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Creation Date: 02-19-2008 12:49 PM
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  #70 New 01-09-2013 11:52 AM
No biggy right? I wanted to write more on my last blog because I'm trying to really pick apart my training experiences so I can maximize my learning. Unfortunately I found my motivation was flagging due to a very close family friend who is toward the end of her short life. A friend of my cousin's, she was all but adopted by my aunt and uncle and has been living with them for years now. She's been battling brain cancer for a while and is about to go through a temporary procedure which has considerable risk involved. From what I understand, this procedure is about making her last...days?...weeks?...a little nicer. They recently drained some fluid and it left her unable to speak much. This one will hopfully take away enough pressure and not cause too much damage so she can interact with her loved ones more.
One funny bit...so she wasn't able to talk and for some reason they had a TV going with no sound. I'm not sure if it was some kind of therapy or what, but it was on all day. Late at night they're just sitting there watching the thing and her dad asked if she wanted him to leave the TV on to which she replied instantly, "turn the damn thing off," and then gave a bemused smile a moment later. Never underestimate a fiesty spirit!
Cherish every moment, folks.

Walking Life's Pathways
blindness around each corner
steps are miracles
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RSS Feed 2 Responses to "Life and Death"
#2 01-12-2013 12:28 PM
mathewjgano Says:
Thank you! Nicely put!
#1 01-12-2013 07:06 AM
cloudshapes Says:
Thanks for sharing this Mathew. So true, each moment should be cherished indeed. How wonderful that you all have such an amazing circle of care within and around your family. Your friend's spunk is a beacon of light. It has been said that it is not the number of years of life that count but rather the life within those years...not the number of breaths we take but rather the moments that take our breath away..I wish your family friend much health and comfort. Peace and light, M
 




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