|10-17-2005, 09:45 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Chicago area, IL
Why she runs...... *update, page 3*
As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We all seem to have a cause we lean to and embrace; I guess with Marie now a 7 year breast cancer survivor (she just got her annual 'OK' from her oncologist about a week ago ), this is a cause I embrace. I know many other here do also. If you ever want to stop and meet some neat ladies, stop by and say hello to the folks on the DIS Breast Cancer Survivors - GAGWTA! thread.
I watched the show Dateline yesterday. Breast cancer survivor, Melissa Etheridge, was one of the guests, discussing confronting, head on, her battle with the beast. It was a wonderful show, about a real fighter of a lady, one who tells it like it is.
She spoke of a song she wrote, I Run for Life, which almost sounds like an anthem of courage and fight against a disease that so many have not given in to. I downloaded the song from the Ford sponsored breast cancer awareness site, using their iTunes link, and added it to the DIS Breast Cancer Survivors - GAGWTA! thread for the ladies there. I thought it might be good to share here too, on the regular part of the CB, others might benefit from it also.
These are the lyrics, very, very moving. And a link to listen while you read...............
I Run For Life ---click for sound
It's been years since they told her about it
The darkness her body possessed
And the scars are still there in the mirror
Everyday that she gets herself dressed
Though the pain is miles and miles behind her
And the fear is now a docile beast
If you ask her why she is still running
She'll tell you it makes her complete
I run for hope
I run to feel
I run for the truth
For all that is real
I run for your mother your sister your wife
I run for you and me my friend I run for life
It's a blur since they told me about it
How the darkness had taken its toll
And they cut into my skin and they cut into my body
But they will never get a piece of my soul
And now I'm still learning the lesson
To waken when I hear the call
And if you ask me why I am still running
I'll tell you I run for us all
And someday if they tell you about it
If the darkness knocks on your door
Remember her remember me
We will be running as we have before
Running for answers
Running for more
And THAT is why she runs............
(Note, this is a 2005 thread, updated 2009. And Marie is still doing great, 11 years.)
Dan-'Let's Celebrate the Future Hand in Hand'--We are Family
Why she runs.....
Random acts of kindness, no matter how small, are never really lost. They live forever in the hearts of those who are fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of them----Lady M
Last edited by Dan Murphy; 10-05-2009 at 09:40 PM. Reason: 2009 update
|10-17-2005, 10:09 PM||#3|
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|10-17-2005, 10:17 PM||#5|
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You're awesome, Dan. Thanks for the info and the links.
|10-17-2005, 10:19 PM||#6|
Watch out – might take away your birthday
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congratulations to you and marie both !
|10-17-2005, 10:45 PM||#8|
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Thank you, Dan, and congratulations and hugs to Marie!!
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|10-18-2005, 12:28 PM||#9|
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Dan so very happy to hear that Marie got such a wonderful report! I saw that on TV myself, I have always been a huge fan of Melissa. As you may recall Lauren my dd had a scare this month, all check out to be ok with her. However as a Mom I can tell you how scared I was for my only daughter and to the rest of the woman who have and still are dealing with this issue!
Thamks so much for reminding so many of us of this important issue!
Again Dan another "Great" Thread!
Shake what your MaMa gave you!
|10-18-2005, 12:30 PM||#10|
I feel the nerd in me stirring already
Oh well, let's look on the bright side
If I hadn't been so wiped out I would have kissed my anesthesiologist
Join Date: Aug 2000
A big congratulations to Marie!!! Thanks also for reminding us. We always need to keep this foremost in our thoughts.
|10-18-2005, 12:45 PM||#11|
Will travel without lipstick
I was tingling at SSW
Born and raised in MIAMI
I sing along to the Piped in Music!...LOUD!
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Miami Fl. USA
Congrats to Marie.
And thanks Dan for posting this! I went for my 6 month mammo it was OK and don't have to go back till NEXT October!
MISS YOU TIGGIE.... MY FRIEND DEBBIE IS CANCER FREE!! We will Remember..Roy Disney.. NEXT TRIP: ??????? Have Faith..Expect Miracles
|10-18-2005, 12:23 PM||#13|
Wants the perfect pancake pan
Really likes a lot of NSYNC's songs
I hope my new job isn't like the movie "Office Space"
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Marietta, GA, USA
Thanks for sharing this, Dan. Congratulations to Marie on 7 years! I think that breast cancer awareness/research is such a worthy cause. Here in GA they have breast cancer license plates that go to fund research—I’ve got one on my car. A worthy cause indeed.
|10-18-2005, 12:51 PM||#14|
I remember those days fondly
WL is also my dream
Applied for a job at a clothing optional office
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: New Jersey
Dan, I'm so glad Marie had a good check-up.
This past Sunday my daughter and I did our first annual walk for breast cancer. It's something that we promsied each other we'd do together each year.
I have so much admiration for the survivors.
|10-18-2005, 12:55 PM||#15|
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Sit back, relax and enjoy the adventure
The looty booty was the best beginning
Join Date: Jun 2001
Great News, Marie...
Dan, Thank you..............I run for life, too.
DVCr's since '95 I will succeed!
In the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make.
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