..... As my buddy Lance Armstrong personally wrote to me today.Okay, Lance didn't write it to me personally. But I did get a packet today from LIVESTRONG with a guidebook and journal. And the first page of the guidebook contained a letter from my "buddy", Lance:
Cancer is a long, hard road. But if there's one thing cancer has taught me, it is that we are stronger than we think. The journey may be frightening and challenging. But when the way gets tough, we find the strength to go on. That's the message of LIVESTRONG.
Cancer may leave your body, but it never leaves your life...
...Life is messy and this illness is messy...
We believe attitude is everything. Every day, you have choices about how to live. How will you spend your time and energy? Who will you spend time with? What will you do? LIVESTRONG, means living rue to yourself, your ethics, goals and dreams.
Lance goes on to say how the LIVESTRONG Guidebook was created to help me (and you) not only live, but live life on your terms.
And especially thanks to Mark's coworkers for sending this packet to me. The people he has spent countless hours on the routing and signs team seeing that riders have their course carefully marked, the people who are up before sunrise to get out on the road and spend a long day with hardly a break for lunch. Then return late at night and get ready for the next day before getting a late night's dinner and then hit the sack. Thank you to them, the team he will sorely miss this year as he takes a break to be with me and care for me during this year of 2011, "this long, hard road".
Hugs, Debbie... aka the cancer warrior