April 21, 2010

A tribute and a request

Filed under: tributes — unwriter1 @ 6:35 pm
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She was 43.

Her name was Lisa.

Both breasts were removed. The contagion was gone, or was it? No, it had planted a seed somewhere else. More trips between Texas and Iowa. Every known cure was tried. Stem cell therapy was used even though it’s experimental. All the cancer was gone.

A routine trip to the doctor. Mr. C. had pulled another stunt. This time it was in the vital organs. All hope was lost. A wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend is beyond all that medical personnel could do.

She was 43.

Her name was Lisa.

She was a friend.

She died Sunday and was laid to rest today. Cancer claimed another.

There is a link below where you can help. Money is needed for research. Others need to be aware of places to help and that is all we ask.

Thank you

Help me kick cancer’s butt! Click here to donate to Relay for Life.


  1. Very nice, I liked it.

    Comment by ahartson53@gmail.com — April 21, 2010 @ 7:21 pm | Reply

  2. Very heartfelt. It made me sad to remember when Mr. C claimed my best fried. I still miss her. Her name was Pat, and she learned on her 55th birthday there was nothing more they could do. Thus began a long, hard road that wasn’t long enough to suit me because the pain wasn’t mine, but God, in his infinite wisdom, decided she’d suffered enough. Patricia Ann Suwyn, I still miss her every day and can’t imagine how much it hurt her to know she had a first grand baby on the way; one she’d never get to hold and love.

    Comment by Ginger — April 21, 2010 @ 7:28 pm | Reply

  3. Ron, I am so sorry for your loss. Cancer kills, it drains, it saps the energy and resources of everyone it touches. But it also unites and steels our resolve to fight and beat it. Thanks to everyone’s generous donations, to the research, education, and treatment programs developed by institutions like the American Cancer Society and MD Anderson here in Houston, cancer is NOT the automatic death sentence it was usually assumed to be, back when I was a kid. It is NOT something to be whispered in hushed and somber tones: “The big C…” It is NOT going to win, because the survivors and the fighters won’t let it. WE won’t let it. Thank you for including the link in your post – together, we WILL kick cancer’s butt.

    Comment by Holly Jahangiri — April 21, 2010 @ 8:28 pm | Reply

  4. So sorry to hear of your loss, Ron. It sounds like she gave it her all. I pray we don’t lose many more to Mr. C.

    Comment by Latesha — April 21, 2010 @ 8:55 pm | Reply

  5. Very touching, and well written. Made my eyes fill up. I lost my Dad to cancer.

    Comment by Marvin D Wilson — April 22, 2010 @ 4:23 am | Reply

  6. ((Hugs))

    Comment by Joyce — April 22, 2010 @ 4:12 pm | Reply

  7. So sorry, Ron. But what a beautiful tribute you gave her. I know it will inspire others to help in the fight against cancer.

    Comment by Joyce Scarbrough — April 24, 2010 @ 11:55 am | Reply

  8. My mother, my only sister, two uncles, many friends…. Thank you for this tribute, Ron.

    Comment by Tanja Cilia — April 26, 2010 @ 6:50 am | Reply

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