|Long Lake--dedicated to Beth Caldwell on August 19|
There are no words I can describe on how I am feeling tonight after reading Beth Caldwell's latest blog. Rob and I met this incredible woman in Seattle after I had been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Our advocacy work was in its infancy and we were looking for ideas on what to do with our energy to make this disease a priority in the breast cancer community. We listened and learned.
Beth was fierce, direct and I sat in awe of her knowledge and her passion. Her "take charge" attitude was evident that day but didn't realize until later of her numerous accomplishments with her civil rights work along with her cancer work. In our brief meeting I learned how important it is to advocate for myself, question cancer organizations' funding and search for the truth in giving. She was unstoppable and that is the one lesson I will remember and continue to emulate as long as I am physically able to do so.
Cult of Perfect Motherhood by Beth Caldwell
Comfort and love across the airwaves to her and her beloved family. It just isn't fair--GDMFSOBS! (My best combination of swear words I shared with her).
Tomorrow, instead of buying your overpriced latte (or whatever you drink), send a donation in honor of one hell of a woman. Either donate to UW Carbone Cancer Center , Metavivor or Fred Hutch.
Thanks for reading #538 of 7777.