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This blog really isn't designed to be about ME, however I am willing to share my life with you so that you can gain knowledge about living with cancer, the importance of continued research in cancer fighting drugs, and how the FDA's decisions on releasing or pulling a drug from cancer patients can greatly impact many lives. While my cancer is advanced breast cancer, I am fighting for all cancers, and actually life in general. My life has been directly affected by many other cancers as family members, friends and chemo buddies have died from various cancers. Each one of these people have shaped my life and I am fighting to honor their fight, and to continue fighting for all of us touched by this horible disease in some way. Most of all, I'm fighting for the right of my 11 year old daughter to continue having a healthy mother, and for my Husband and Mother to keep them from the pain and torment that comes from seeing a loved one die from cancer. The FIGHT IS ON!! Please join me!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Progress Towards Being Heard!!!!

Today has been a great day in my efforts towards being heard.  When I opened my email, I had two very important messages that gave me great hope that through all of you that care about me and this issue, my voice is going to start being heard.  Mke Jenson with the Sikeston Standard Democrat would like to do a story on this topic.  They will be meeting with me on Wed. morning to interview me for the article.  This is great!!  Starting in our own community can branch into larger populations of readers and viewers.  The ball is rolling!  The second email was from KFVS 12 news.  They want to share my story on their monthly Buddy Check 12 segment of their health news.  They would like to tape towards the end of the week.  I emailed them back, and I'm waiting for the final place, time and date. 

This didn't happen by chance.  These connections were made possible by the efforts of so many of you!  Thanks to all of you that have become an active participant in making a difference in so many lives!  Your calls, email or forward may be the direct link to saving a life.  Thank YOU!!!  YOU DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!

I would love to name out those that have been so proactive in this cause, but I would be afraid that I would leave someone out.  There are dozens of you and you know who you are.  THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!

On the other side of the token, it saddens my heart that many  more don't join in on the fight.  I consider myself close friends with so many people and I find a life or death matter a big deal.  I guess I need to turn things around and try to imagine what I would do if it weren't me being directly effected and one of my friends.  I would hope that I would become a tool of some sort, but I realize that sometimes it is difficult to pull ourselves out of the crazy fast paced life that consumes our thoughts and time.  If you haven't asked someone to join and pass along this blog, please do.  This story landing into the right hands could make a huge difference. 

Thanks To All of YOU!!  GOD BLESS!


  1. I e-mailed the Today Show over the weekend..can't hurt!

  2. Great Work Julie, Keep it up. I'm sure lots more people are reading and forwarding your blog than you know. Stay focused on your task and don't let what other people aren't doing bring you down, you have enough to worry about. Great job.