A Childhood Cancer Survivor Blogging about the World of Childhood Cancer

Loving Lilly

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I have been thinking of Lilly all day long.  Today is the day she shaves her head for the brave, unselfish, honorable reason of raising money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation and for childhood cancer research.  Lilly is not yet a teenager, yet she has boldly stepped forward to carry on her brother’s mission of raising money to stop childhood cancer… even if it is two bucks at a time. 

I ask you today to show your love for Lilly. I ask you to do it now.  (I can see you shaking in your boots like I am looking at you, and you are right, I am!) There is a great saying in “The King & I,” where the King of Siam says, “Now is always best time.”  I have found this to be very valuable in my life; I am asking that you try practicing it right now by clicking the link below:

http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/participantid/445497

Right now is the best time to act… and I would love for you to let me know about it by commenting!  Now that you have clicked the link, you are halfway there! (Don’t start sweating and panicking!)  You have the opportunity now to decide how much you would like to donate. I will not accept any excuses. “I can’t afford it” will not work with me.  I will just ask you to give up that Starbuck’s, or eat beans for a night, or even use less toilet paper (hee hee!) If Lilly can show love for her brother, Max, and other children fighting cancer with this exceptional act of love and kindness, the least we can do is dig deep… very, very deep within ourselves to locate something– anything– to give.  As Max would tell people, “Two bucks, I mean it!”  If you have “Two Bucks” to give… you have something wonderful to give!

May I please cover possible excuse #2?  “I don’t have time” won’t work with me either.  Get up five minutes earlier or go to bed five minutes later.  Give up five minutes of that silly television show that is garbling your brain cells and recognize we have a hero among us! 

Just like her brother Max, Lilly is a true hero.

It is a joy, and a truly humbling experience, to support Lilly.

I just did!

Incredible Super-Sib Lilly


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