Friday, February 10, 2012

Guest Post - Ashley

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Next Monday is a big day for me, it is the kick off 
of our
celebration!

Last year i was asked why I relay...


 I really had to think about that, do a lot of deep soul searching.




 I relay for research.


 Plain and simple.

My cousin lost her battle with Acute myeloid leukemia the year she turned 16, 
but she was also a part of something huge.....
 She was involved in a clinical trial of Gleevec in kids,
Gleevec saves so many lives now.
 She got it....

My dad, when he got his Terminal diagnosis, 
did he lay down and die?? 
Absolutely not.
 He enroled in a Clinical trial for a drug that was supposed to shrink tumors.... and it did for a while. He continued to hope and fight.
 My dad got it......

Now I come back to why I relay... 
What these to amazing fighters taught me, 
without research nothing will change. 

Every cancer will be just as 
deadly
just as
 nasty,

 So maybe i will use my misfortune and loss 
to help someone else not have it quite so bad.... 

I will give unto others, 
myself.
I relay to honor the ones who gave their bodies to help others
 even when it may not have helped themselves,

 I 
Relay 
for

Relay 
For 


This year my goal is $5000
I am a long way from it.
Please make a donation,
Help me save lives.
Please share this post, 
the link to my page, 
anything.


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