Friday, May 18, 2007


I just got off the phone with my sister Elizabeth who has gone through several months of intensive chemotherapy for a very aggressive and rare type of pancreatic cancer. Today her scan results showed that she is 'cancer free'. That tumor hit the road jack - not feeling the love in her body - it's gone; kaput, out of here. To me, who has seen her determination, her strength, her focus on doing anything necessary to fight this C word, she is my hero, my Lance Armstrong. I just want to share with the blog world that HOPE is such a great word!

The picture I have attached is of Elizabeth and I at a recent Stowe, VT Weekend of Hope event that is held every year for cancer survivors. For anyone who knows someone currently dealing with cancer or having survived cancer we highly recommend that they check out as this yearly weekend event was one of the most moving, life-altering experiences that we have ever had.

And... thanks for the help Barb. We miss you!


Annie in Austin said...

What good news, 21CharlesStreet. It appears spring has not only come to the world of trees and flowers, but is blooming in the hearts of your family.


21 Charles Street said...

It has, indeed, Annie. I have been loving your blog this Spring - the pictures of your flowers, your gardens are incredible - this weekend I hope to get a couple shots of my gardens, little sprouts of growth - but growth nonetheless!

Lisa said...

Go, ET!

Lisa said...

How are you enjoying your Maine summer? I wonder what great things you're seeing and doing and smelling and breathing.