As I sat listening to some of the stories of those who had been helped in the past year, and the great kids who were given scholarships who have been fighting the fight and still moving forward, the one thing that kept flashing through my mind was ..... But for the grace of God go I.
I have two great kids. Oh we had our trials and tribulations, as all parents with kids do, but this was one fight we did not have to fight. I will be honest, I don't know how they do it. I don't know if I would have had the fortitude that some of these parents (and kids) have, to go on each and every day and continue to fight no matter how difficult the day may be. Yes they could be called heros, maybe not in the traditional way, but for their friends and families they most certainly are.
This wonderful piece was placed at each table, that I had to pass on to you
What Cancer Cannot Do
Cancer is so limited ...
It cannot cripple love. It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith. It cannot destroy peace.
It cannot kill friendship. It cannot suppress memories.
It cannot silence courage. It cannot invade the soul.
It cannot steal eternal life. It cannot conquer the spirit.
~ Author Unknown.
Check out their Facebook Page Fighting Children's Cancer Foundation where you can see what was happening last night and hopefully it will continue to expand the foundations reach.
If you might be interested in lending a hand, by making a contribution or by volunteering or just want to learn more about this great foundation, check out their Foundation Web Site