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Old 08-27-2009, 06:44 AM
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Today is Day one of the annual WEEI/Jimmy Fund radiothon to support the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and I urge everyone to give until it hurts. http://www.weei.com/jimmy-fund/home The pain we all feel of parting with a few bucks is nothing compared to the pain cancer patients, many of them kids, and their families feel while fighting this disease. There is no better cause, IMO...

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Old 08-27-2009, 09:38 AM
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:28 PM
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A terrible disease.
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:36 PM
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Thanks for taking the time to start this thread CMP and your message could not be better said. All it takes is a quick tour through a pediatric oncology ward to set your priorities straight and the best way to find the cure is through continued research.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:05 AM
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Years ago we decided to simplify life and gave basically 100% of our charitable contributions (personal and corporate) to the Shriners Hospitals. However, after losing my Dad to cancer last year and now have a couple friends fighting the battle, we have changed our minds a bit. Still give to the Shriners but also have recently given to Hospice and also to some poker runs that were raising money for families with a member battling cancer. CMP, thanks for the link!
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:36 AM
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Keep up the good work guys! Thanks to people like you and others, the WEEI/Jimmy Fund radiothon has raised over $2 million so far and we're only half-way thru day 2! Dig deep, but if you can't go big, please don't go home. Donations under $100 accounted for around 80% of the $5 million raised last year, so everything counts!!!

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Old 08-28-2009, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by water rat View Post
All it takes is a quick tour through a pediatric oncology ward to set your priorities straight...

I sat thru every session with my wife. I saw more than a few people looking straight at deaths door. The caring nature of the staff was amazing and I'm not sure I could go to work everyday dealing with the mixed emotions. We met some great people in the almost 2 years they treated her.
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God Bless Mist and, more importantly, Mrs. Mist!!!

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Old 08-28-2009, 03:39 PM
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Great looking out CMP.

I lost both my parents to cancer...
My dad to Gastrointestinal cancer 17 years ago(he was 52)and my mom to ovarian cancer 12 years ago.
We watched our parent waste away to cancer...
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Originally Posted by Mist-Rest View Post
I sat thru every session with my wife. I saw more than a few people looking straight at deaths door. The caring nature of the staff was amazing and I'm not sure I could go to work everyday dealing with the mixed emotions. We met some great people in the almost 2 years they treated her.


I hope your wife is well. There is a lot in what you say. I was stage 4 colon cancer in 2001. I had surgery to remove the tumor and, since it matasticized and spread to my lymphatic system, I received 32 weeks of chemotherapy. I am now in full remission. It can be a frightening experience but I was able to handle it OK thanks to the wonderful care I received. However, like you say, I saw some really sad situations. Ones that I'll never forget. I attribute my recovery to the doctors and especially the nurses that cared for me both physically and mentally. I was under their care for five years and will be forever grateful. They are true humanitarians.
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