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Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day

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Subject: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: YOR
Date: 08 May 02 - 11:46 PM

Calling all Mudcatters!

I really need to make my wife 'Sue' or 'Susan' cry on Mother's Day. You see she loves to cry. How? By giving her a printout of this thread.

This past weekend May 3-5 Friday-Sunday my wife was in the 'Avon Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk'. Downtown Baltimore to downtown DC, about 60 miles. She trained for months and she finished the walk, YES!. All walkers had to raise $1900 to qualify for the walk. She raised about $2400 plus. She started 8 months ago with form letters to family, friends and neighbors. Her company chipped in too. She had qualified by early December.

She said she was going to do it, and that was all that was needed. I'm so proud of her, everyone is.

In all, 2415 walkers raised 6.76 Million dollars (net). Over 500 all volunteer staff, and about 20,000 of us greeting them in DC for the finish and closing ceremony. About 125 breast cancer survivors did the walk. No one knew who they were until the last minute parade when they changed thier shirts from blue to pink.

Regreatable 248 women died of breast cancer nation wide during that 3 day walk. The Boston walk is this weekend I think. I wish I had the website handy. I'll look that up and post tomorrow.

Sue's doing the walk again next year. She loved it so much. And did she cry, OH YEAH!

Now I know the Mudcatters have something to say to Sue.

Thanks, With Love! Roy


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Alice
Date: 09 May 02 - 12:14 AM

Susan, you have a good man there. He is rightfully proud of you. (Roy, you have a good woman there.) Much health and happiness to both of you!! - Alice in Montana


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: alison
Date: 09 May 02 - 12:39 AM

Congratulations Susan


slainte

alison (Sydney, Australia)


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 May 02 - 12:46 AM

That is quite an accomplishment! Congratulations, Susan, and on behalf of women everywhere and the people who love them...thanks.

kat


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: fat B****rd
Date: 09 May 02 - 03:23 AM

Well done Sue !! Good luck to you. All the best from the fB.


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: GUEST,Sonja
Date: 09 May 02 - 03:55 AM

Well, I'm impressed, Sue. You go, girl!

Sonja


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Banjer
Date: 09 May 02 - 05:17 AM

Hey Sue, ya wanna cry? Go into the kitchen, peel and slice two large onions making sure the juices splash into your face. Gauranteed good for at least half an hours worth of tears!! SMILE however about your accomplishment of walking 60 miles!! Congratulations on your success and the funds you raised for a very worthwile cause!


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Escamillo
Date: 09 May 02 - 05:55 AM

We are all proud of you, Susan. Next week my wife goes to the operating room for a small biopsy of uterus, and we are feeling that the world is falling over our heads. Your experience helps a lot to millions of people unknown to you. Congratulations.

Un abrazo - Andrés


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 May 02 - 07:30 AM

Outstanding Sue! No one needs to tell you how much your hard work means to this cause. We have a very active program in Columbus, Ohio as well and much of the research money is used here at the James Cancer Institute at Ohio State. Your own personal accomplishment deserves a monstrous round of applause, shouts of "Bravo," and a big hug from all of us.


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....and many thanks as well.

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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Ian
Date: 09 May 02 - 07:33 AM

One day, when I was a freshman in highschool, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, "Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd." I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on.

As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him. They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him. He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes.

My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him and as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye. As I handed him his glasses, I said, "Those guys are jerks. They really should get lives." He looked at me and said, "Hey thanks!" There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.

I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me,so I asked him why I had never seen him before. He said he had gone to private school before now. I would have never hung out with a private school kid before. We talked all the way home, and I carried some of his books. He turned out to be a pretty cool kid. I asked him if he wanted to play a little football with my friends. He said yes. We hung out all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends thought the same of him.

Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again. I stopped him and said,"Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday!" He just laughed and handed me half the books.

Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends. When we were seniors, w e began to think about college. Kyle decided on Georgetown, and I was going to Duke. I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never be a problem. He was going to be a doctor, and I was going for business on a football scholarship.

Kyle was valedictorian of our class. I teased him all the time about being a nerd. He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn't me having to get up there and speak.

Graduation day, I saw Kyle. He looked great. He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school. He filled out and actually looked good in glasses. He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him. Boy, sometimes I was jealous. Today was one of those days. I could see that he was nervous about his speech. So, I smacked him on the back and said, "Hey, big guy, you'll be great!" He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled. "Thanks," he said. As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began. "Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach...but mostly your friends.

I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story."

I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the story of the first day we met. He had planned to kill himself over the weekend. He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn't have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home. He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile. "Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable."

I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment. I saw his Mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile. Not until that moment did I realize it's depth.

Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture you can change a person's life. For better or for worse.

God puts us all in each other's lives to impact one another in some way. Look for God in others.

You now have two choices, you can: 1) Pass this on to your friends or 2) Delete it and act like it didn't touch your heart.

As you can see, I took choice number 1.

"Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."

There is no beginning or end..Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift.


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Morticia
Date: 09 May 02 - 08:33 AM

Well done Sue,it's people like you who are prepared to go that little bit further and give just that little bit more who make the lives of everyone so much richer.

Andres, my thoughts are with you and your family, keep us posted, won't you?


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Amos
Date: 09 May 02 - 08:59 AM

Brava, brava, brava!

I applaud you, Sue. Brave work, well done. Thanks.

A

Andres --

Un abrazo and extremely positive wishes for you and yours.

I trust it will turn out perfectly.

A


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Bobert
Date: 09 May 02 - 09:40 AM

Bless you, Sue. October 2nd will be the 5th anniversary of my wife, Judy's, passing from breast cancer. The researchers are close but not quite there to having treatments for this horrific disease that are less barbaric and mutilating.

So it is wonderful to hear that so many folks are carrying the torch, not only for those who may be affected in the future but also for memories of those who have lost the battle.

Again, bless you...

Bob-ert


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: jeffp
Date: 09 May 02 - 11:15 AM

Sue, anyone who does anything to combat cancer goes on my heroes list. You are now on that list. Thank you for what you do.

jeffp


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: SharonA
Date: 09 May 02 - 11:40 AM

Hooray for you, Sue!!!!! So many of us know people who've had this terrible disease (and some who've died of it). For me, it was Elaine, a co-worker who had been a heavy smoker and had quit before I knew her. She was one of the most vivacious, outgoing ladies I knew, always ready with a helping hand, never afraid to speak her mind. She had had breast-cancer surgery and treatment and was in remission. She was preparing for retirement, looking forward to spending more time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren (and coping with a mother with Alzheimer's) when the cancer struck again, this time spreading through her body and all too quickly taking her life. It was hard to believe that someone so full of life could die.

So thank you, Sue, for all your hard work to raise money to find the treatments and cures that will keep this from happening to other women. You go, girl!

Sharon

P.S. – Andrés, I'll be keeping you and your wife in my thoughts, too, and hoping for the best result of that biopsy. Sí, un abrazo.


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Pseudolus
Date: 09 May 02 - 12:28 PM

Nicely done Sue!!!!! I really can't add much but to say thanks. I have two daughters, a wife, three sisters, countless aunts and cousins and friends...well, you get the idea....thanks...

Frank


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Kim C
Date: 09 May 02 - 01:48 PM

Well, thanks a lot, this thread has made ME cry. :-)

Way to go, Sue! What a great accomplishment for you and everyone involved.


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Mrrzy
Date: 09 May 02 - 02:06 PM

OK, here you go: My sister -the one whose elder daughter just died last month, a few weeks after her 20th birthday - is having a Mother's Day party this Sunday. Talk about courage!


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: DonD
Date: 09 May 02 - 02:24 PM

I wipe tears from my eyes to congratulate Sue and wish Andres good news.

I've just come to this thread from a stop at

thebreastcancersite.org

and I urge everyone to visit it daily just to click on their counter because their sponsors endow free mammograms for needy woman based on their number of visitors. It's free, no cookies (I think) and no solicitations (well, only gentle ones) but a simple way to help. Easier than walking sixty miles, for sure.

I lost two friends to breast cancer quite a few years ago and I still can't get through that chorus that say: 'no matter what you've lost - a home, a love, a friend ...' without choking up.


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Morticia
Date: 09 May 02 - 02:40 PM

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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Murph10566
Date: 09 May 02 - 02:45 PM

Congratulations and Thanks, Susan !

My sister is a Breast Cancer Survivor, and the research that your heroic walk is helping to fund could certainly provide the answer to the Cure someday -

For some 'Catters who might care to help out in a small way (My old legs wouldn't survive such a walk), the US Post Office offers a special stamp:

It's a first class postage stamp priced about 11 cents more than one might usually pay - the excess going directly to fund Breast Cancer Research...

"Fund the Fight - Find the Cure !"

Regards,

M.


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 09 May 02 - 07:59 PM

On behalf of all the unnamed and unknown women who suffer, thank you, Sue. Thanks for taxing your personal time and energies to aid people who will likely never know of your contributions. Thank you for selflessly caring about the health and well being of people you have never met. And thanks to you, Roy, for letting us know of your wifes efforts. It's roll models such as your wife that teach better than anything what is most important...the doing, not the talking.

Time to back up my own words with some actions. Thanks for the reminder, the both of you.


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: michaelr
Date: 09 May 02 - 08:24 PM

Ian - what a great story! Certainly made me cry. Thank you for sharing it.

Michael


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: rea
Date: 09 May 02 - 10:15 PM

thank you sue for walking. both of my grandmothers have suffered from cancer. one survived, one did not. you are a worthy woman, and a mother to more than your children.

rea


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: YOR
Date: 09 May 02 - 11:17 PM

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Everyone of you!

Sue is going to love this. Where's the tissues!

The Avon Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk web site is:

www.breastcancer3day.org

I'MPOSSABLE was one of the walk slogans. A little misleading to me at first because the ' is so small.

Keep it rolling.

Love ya all! Roy


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: bflat
Date: 09 May 02 - 11:57 PM

Susan, don't know you but I feel that I do because my friends do the walk locally to NYC and I sponsor them so in some way you are them and they are you. I am humbled by such effort to bring about a cure. Continued strength in your endeavor and my you be blessed by your unselfishness. And on behalf of my daughters, thank you.

Ellen


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: CapriUni
Date: 10 May 02 - 12:58 AM

Congrats, Sue! And Thank you from a family member who survived breast cancer (my mother survived it for nine [mostly healthy] years). For each generation, it gets better because of the work and the walk that you do...

(I checked this thread because I was dying of curiosity -- either the guy who started this thread was a real sweetheart, or a real jerk... Just make sure they are Happy tears, okay? ;-))


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 May 02 - 10:26 AM

Thank you, Sue! I had my scare. Friends were not so lucky. One died four years ago after an incredible battle - she went to work EVERYDAY during her chemo because she needed to keep busy. She survived the "five year" test but had a recurrence in her sixth year of remission. Two others are handling their cancers now. One has chosen to do nothing - an option now available although I admit I don't understand the rational. The other is a woman in her sixties who opted for chemo and plans to be around for her grandson's (now 4) wedding. Thank you from all of us.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Cappuccino
Date: 10 May 02 - 01:01 PM

I really am impressed. Well done indeed.

- Ian B


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Hollowfox
Date: 10 May 02 - 01:26 PM

Congratulations, Sue! I'm a fugitive from the law of averages, myself. My mother and her mother both found the lumps in time; my grandmother's sister did not, and died before I was born. My daughter is named after her. I've had no problems yet, and I make use of mammograms, etc. to make sure it stays that way. You are an inspiration to us all, both by being a survivor and having the wherewithall to make that walk.


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: khandu
Date: 10 May 02 - 11:18 PM

Susan, Yor husband surely is a sweet man. And he is quite proud of you! And well he should be!

I was going to do the "clap clap....BRAVO BRAVO" but Spaw stole the idea from me and used it as his own. Swine!

Nonetheless, congratulations Susan, and keep on keeping on!

khandu


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: CarolC
Date: 10 May 02 - 11:57 PM

That's wonderful, Susan. Congratulations and thank you on behalf of all women and those who love them.


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 May 02 - 04:49 AM

One of the promotional slogans used by my home city of Glasgow, is Glasgow Smiles Better, or Glasgow's Miles Better. Either way sounds like substituting the name Sue in place of Glasgow would be appropriate.
Well done, congratulations from Scotland.
Failte....Giok


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Bullfrog Jones
Date: 11 May 02 - 06:32 AM

Congratulations to both of you -- it sounds like you deserve each other! My mother lost a breast to cancer, and the prognosis wasn't good. The doctor told my father (but not my mother) that the cancer would almost certainly come back and she probably had six months to live. My father decided not to tell her (or anyone else) and determined to make her as happy as possible for as long as she had left. The cancer did return, but through his love and her strength he kept her alive for SEVENTEEN YEARS!! Even through times of terrible pain she never lost her will to live, and just before the end I can still see her surrounded by her children and grandchildren, happy and contented, the pain finally behind her, ready at last to go. This is making me cry as I write it, so it damn well better make you cry, Susan!

Good luck (and some of my mother's strength) to you both.

BJ


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 11 May 02 - 08:32 AM

"2415 walkers raised 6.76 Million dollars (net)"

FANTASTIC!

Well done to Susan & the other walkers!


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Willa
Date: 11 May 02 - 09:06 AM

Coincidence or serendipity? I received this by email a few days ago, and though I've never sent on a chain email before, this seemed just right.
From: Dodd, Julie Sent: Thursday, 2 May 2002 " Tomorrow Is Not Promised, Make The Best Of Today!! " In honor of women's history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer. Here is an angel sent to watch over you. Pass this on to five women that you want watched over. If you don't know five women to pass this on to, one will do just fine. IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - by Erma Bombeck (written after she found out she was dying from cancer.)

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.I would have talked less and listened more. .
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded. .
I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the .
fireplace. I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth. .
I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband. .
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed. .
I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains. .
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life. .

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime. .
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle. .
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner." .
There would have been more "I love you's." More "I'm sorry's." .
But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute....look at it and really see it ... live it ...and never give it back. .
Stop sweating the small stuff. .
Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what. .
Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.
Let's think about what God HAS blessed us with.
And what we are doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally, .as we only get one shot at this and then it's gone. .
I hope you all have a blessed day. .
.
Beautiful Women's Month .
>> > Age 3: She looks at herself and sees a Queen. .
Age 8: She looks at herself and sees Cinderella. .
Age 15: She looks at herself and sees an Ugly Sister (Mum I can't go to school looking like this!) .
Age 20: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly"-but decides she's going out anyway. .
Age 30: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly", but decides she doesn't have time to fix it, so she's going out anyway. .
Age 40: She looks at herself and sees "clean" and goes out anyway. .
Age 50: She looks at herself and sees "I am" and goes wherever she wants to go. .
Age 60: She looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world. .
Age 70: She looks at herself & sees wisdom, laughter and ability, goes out and enjoys life. .
Age 80: Doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world. .
Send this on to all the women you are grateful to have as friends. Maybe we should all grab that purple hat earlier. Please send this to five phenomenal women today in celebration of Beautiful Women's Month. If you do, something good will happen: you will boost another woman's self esteem "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." --Will Rogers


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: C-flat
Date: 11 May 02 - 10:16 AM

Bravo Sue! A tremendous achievment! I lost my Mother to breast cancer and I am keen supporter and fundraiser for Cancer Research. Last year my band organised a concert to raise money following the death of a friend-of-the-band to breast cancer. We managed to raise £2000 on the night, which we were pleased with, but your combined efforts on the walk to raise a sum of money like THAT! ....QUITE AMAZING! You can be justifiably proud of yourself!


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Ebbie
Date: 11 May 02 - 01:48 PM

Brava, Sue!


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: artbrooks
Date: 11 May 02 - 02:25 PM

I could not, in my wildest dreams, be as eloquent as some of the people who have already answered. Congratulations on your achievement and thank you on behalf of the people I have known (and all of the ones that I don't) who have died from breast cancer and all of the other forms of this terrible disease...which includes my younger brother.

Art Brooks


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Yvonne
Date: 11 May 02 - 04:31 PM

Hey Sue, Well done--a wonderful achievement. I had a 'scare' five years ago and luckily was clear.After it I volunteered to join in a drug research investigation which involved a small biopsy afterwards for analysis. Like all these things--you never find out the outcome--but I know the research behind it was to discover how important antioxidants were in the prevention of breast cancer.My 'help' was very small in comparison to your walk and the money people raise is so important to finance research into this insidious desease. Well done again and many thanks. Diz Cheshire


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 11 May 02 - 04:57 PM

Congratulations on starting AND finishing! What a great way to alert people to this terrible disease and the ways we can help. Don't forget though that MEN are also susceptible to this horror. Everyone needs to get checked. signed.....Lion


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 May 02 - 05:08 PM

Yep -well done indeed, Sue. And Roy for letting us know. A noble cause indeed. One of our local singer/songwriters, better known for his zany humour and satirical send ups, always brings a tear to my eye with one of his more serious offerings - Lesley. It's about a friend of his who died of cancer because she lived too near a neuclear recycling plant.

Well the last time I saw Lesley
she was lying in a hospital bed
With a pile of cushions beneath her feet
and pillows underneath her head
We shared some fish and chips
and then she had a smoke
And we talked about the old days
and shared a couple of jokes.
I said "You'd better be out out by Christmas"
She said "I thought you understood
When they let you smoke in a cancer ward
It means you're in for good
So I changed the subject and for a while
And we talked about the old school days
When she drifted into sleep, I drifted away.
(Cho)
Lesley died today, oh and how I cried all the day.
Not just for a childhood friend I'd lost
but for living in town which pays the cost
Of being too near the place
that the experts say is safe...
(Stanley Accrington )

Always does for me anyway.

Have a good ole' cry Sue.

Cheers

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Troll
Date: 12 May 02 - 12:03 AM

Congrats Sue. This thread is especially pertinant to me since the Memsahib is a breast cancer survivor. She had a high stage three by the time it was discovered and the prognosis was lousy.
But she endured the chemo and radiation and their attendant effects and recovered. Her hair grew back and her energy returned.(groan)
Then, last Feb., she noticed a lump on a rib just below the collar bone. They did x-rays and a bone scan. No cancer on the bone, but there was an anomaly on the x-ray in one lung. The cat-scan showed only some enlarged lymph nodes in her chest so a pet-scan was ordered. For those unfamiliar with this scan,it traces the metabolization of glucose. It seems that tumors really suck up the glucose. The pet-scan showed a tumor and the oncologist said that she had cancer, the only thing was, they didn't know what kind so they didn't know how to treat is.
Two needle biopsies later, they still didn't know so they decided to go into the thorasic cavity and remove the largest lymph node. This was done and the surgeon carried the node up to pathology. The pathologist cut it open, took a look and said,"there's no cancer in here."
Turns out she has a disease call sarcoidia -an auto-immune disease- and the nodules act just like cancerous tumors in a pet-scan.
We learned this on May 1, which was our 20th anniversary. Best damn present I ever got.
During this time, we participated in a 24 hr. cancer walk in Williston, Fl, the town where she teaches. It was meaningful then. It is more meaningful now, when I think of how she was mentally preparing to go through the whole thing again.
These fund raisers are vital. God bless everyone who helps.

troll


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 12 May 02 - 03:04 AM

Way to go, Susan!! Well done!! Happy Mothers' Day!!!

Stephen


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: Ian Darby
Date: 12 May 02 - 08:14 PM

Sue

Well done! You should be proud of yourself.

Also, this bloke of yours sounds like an all round good egg. I suggest you offer him a permanent position.

Best wishes,

Ian, Marlene Warrior Princess, and Annie the 28 pound Cat, (Feline Gin Queen, and friend to all the Hedgehogs in our garden.)

P.S. I've been trawling my memory for meaningful lyrics or words to stimulate your tear ducts but I can't think of anything.

I could show you my credit card statements, or may I suggest you watch the bit in the 'Jungle Book' where they think Baloo has died.

I know its only a cartoon but it works for me....


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Subject: RE: Please Make My Wife Cry For Mother's Day
From: late 'n short 2
Date: 13 May 02 - 11:45 AM

This is the sitefor the Boston walk this coming weekend. My daughter is walking and I'm sooooooooooooooo proud!

Dan


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