Sunday, January 16, 2011

L. K. Madigan's Feast of Awesome Giveaway!

L. K. Madigan's Feast of Awesome Giveaway!

Posting this in honor of Lisa Madigan, currently battling pancreatic cancer after beating breast cancer.

I hate cancer. I watched my father fight (and beat) testicular cancer when he was only 37 years old.

Both of my grandfathers died shortly after being diagnosed with stomach cancer and brain cancer, respectively.

My husband's wonderful Aunt Mary died at the age of 48, when her breast cancer returned after eight years - three years past the supposed "all clear" mark.

My uncle John went through hell fighting esophageal cancer, including a surgery that left him with half a stomach, a partially paralyzed vocal chord, and sixty-three less lymph nodes. That was two years ago, and he's still standing strong.

Currently, my husband's Aunt Rita is battling breast cancer - thirty years after a partial mastectomy.

I have plenty of reason to hate cancer. The disease and the treatment are nightmarish invasions of a person's body. There are too many people fighting cancer in far too many forms. And if it will help anyone anywhere to re-post this contest, I'll do it gladly. Please do the same.

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