Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Please keep Elizabeth Edwards in your thoughts and prayers

Elizabeth has shown us all how to deal with the pressures of life and death during the past few years.  And her prognosis is a kick in the gut for breast cancer survivors who are reminded that there is no cure.  We must never give up the fight to end this disease that will have taken 40,000 women just in the United States in 2010.

She issued a very moving statement yesterday:

"You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces -- my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined. The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful. It isn't possible to put into words the love and gratitude I feel towards everyone who has and continues to support and inspire me every day. To you I simply say: you know"

Words to live by.

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