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Hey everybody. Well the RFL is finally over. Like 36TR posted earlier I did end up losing my voice COMPLETELY after about 0100 and that is the reason I didn't call anybody to give you all updates on how much money our team was raising right there at the event. My body still aches all over and my feet never left that track just like last year! Man! It is a good thing that I do have a "type A" personality! Since, I was the event chair, hence, the committee chair of this years RFL, or else nothing would hhave gotten done!!!!!!!!!


Anywho, I am exhausted, and I have a very moving post that I want to put up in this thread but right now I am trying to deal with double vision! I also have to create my new album so you all can see how your nicks were displayed on me. I looked like a walking billboard! LOL! I had to explain to everybody what the deal was, but thanks to TheSarge's particular request of writting, it made it a whole lot simpler!  SInce I am the committee chair I had to stay behind after the closing ceremony and help tear down the ENTIRE SITE then go tear down MY campsite, which included two huge tents and then two smaller ones, deflate all the air mattress's, dump the ice out of both coolers, pack everyting up,(which was extensive!) and so on and so forth. So I am going to bed now. When I wake up tonight or probably some time tomorrow I will get started immediately on that post I was telling you about, and putting up my new album which I think I will leave it available for anyone to see. So goodnight and God bless you all!


Storm


 


P.S.  I almost forgot to tell you all something real quick. After all the money that we raised last night at the RFL added together with  what we have collected with online donations,............. I believe it was Texas2Step who started the thread about getting a tattoo if we reached $2,000........................... You know I love you so much T, and I love the rest of you for donating and supporting me these past two months the way you all have, and I can't stand being the bearer of bad news, but we didn't raise $2,000.00...................................  Our grand total by 0930 this morning only came out to.......$2,150.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So go get those tattoo's punks because I want to see them!!!!!! And YES! They either have to be all pink or half pink and half blue like you see in Teaxas2Step's post's! An all blue ribbon simply means you support police officers! So please don't get those confused. Pink or Pink and Blue ribbons signify Breast Cancer Awareness! I too will be getting one of these tat's on my ankle, and will post in my album as soon as I have it done.


Okay, off to bed I go! Talk to you all very soon!


 

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That is awesome! Much to you Storm!


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Great news lil sis, get some well deserved rest now.


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that is great news!!!

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Great news Storm, get some well deserved rest now.

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BIG BUMP! SWEET DREAMS,,,,, YOU DESERVE A NICE REST,,,,, GOD BLESS YOU SIS! ((((((( HUGS ))))

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6-7-2010


Great article in Sunday's Washington Post re the annual Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/05/AR2010060502953.html


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Get some rest, you deserve it!!


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Awesome news and a great job!

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Good job..


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Sorry I have been away for awhile but I just came home from the hospital this morning. I am recupping very well right now, but unfortunately I can not stay on here long. I now have some new Oncologist doctors and they had Billy call my ENTIRE FAMILY TO MY HOME ( I can't even tell you how hard it is to get on my own computer around here!) but I have been waiting since the end of the RFL to put up this post. During the Luminira Ceremony a gentleman by the name of Kevin Nowak dedicated this poem to me that he had personally wrote and I wanted to share it with all of you.      It is  entitled   "Hero"


You did not set out to be a hero,   But that is exactly what you are.  In this battle we fight against cancer, You have helped to carry us far.   


You have courage and guts, That are truly second to none.  You have gone through so much,  So your battle could be won.


To all of us you are a hero.  You are someone we all admire.  You are someone with strength and spirit,  Someone with determination and fire.


You have amazing heart and passion,  And a confident bounce to your stride. When it comes to our individual lives,  We are glad to have you by our side.


You may not realize how many things to us that you have passed on. You have shown through your battle, That hope and grace will never be gone.


You have taken on the enemy called cancer,  And through your amazing fight,  We realize with just a little bit of faith,  A cure for all might be in sight.


Thank you for being an inspiration, and allowing us to look up to you.  Kimber, on this night let me just say,  Thank you very much for all that you do. 


Trust me when I say when he was done reading that last line he then called me his Hero.  I was already crying through the whole poem as it was with my family and beat partners and other friends around me and hugging me, and yes they were all crying too, but when he called me his Hero, I just dropped to my knees and started sobbing!!!!!!!!! Kevin then left the stage to come over and hug me and then EVERYBODY at the RELAY WAS CRYING!!!!!!! I thought OMG!!!!! HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!!! But I guess if you have ever battled cancer or have ever been apart of one of those RFL's, then you know that during the Luminaria Ceremony, more often than not, everybody does cry because it is a very emotional time, and battling cancer is a very emotional time, and somewhere during that time you have to break down and cry, unless you like the way a straight jacket feels! Personally, I think I would rather cry, then spend my last days on earth stuck in a mental ward away from my loved ones, and unable to do the things I want to do. 


Speaking of which, I have to go now. I feel like I have 15 different nannies! Well, at least I have my own Chef, maid, and whatever else I want. What I really want is to go lay in the sun for awhile!!!! Oh well, I have to go back to the doctor on Friday, so I guess I can get out then. Please copy and paste this in the other threads for me so everyone can read this beautiful poem.


BTW, will someone please find out what is wrong with msp or whoever that was in the tattoo thread!  I did not appreciate his tone nor his remark in our discussion that had absolutely nothing to do with him! If he wanted to add his two cents in, then he should have read the posts about the change in wager instead of going off half cocked, saying that I was pressuring you girls into getting tattoo's!  Let it be known that I was highly offended when I read that post of his, and if he has a problem with this one then tell him to take it up with TheSarge or Chris Cosgriff because  the only thing I want to hear from him is a sincere apology!


Love you all!


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That is a great poem...Hero. Take care of yourself now that this year's run is complete


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 VERY NICE POEM,,,,, BUMP!,,,,, GET YOUR REST SIS AND GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY (((((( HUGS ))))

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I love you sis!


You have every right to break down, you are strength, courage, and a mixture of loveliness, and badass!  I feel so close to you, and am very glad you are getting rest as well as being waited on!  Enjoy it while you can!  Take care of yourself......I am still astounded you did as much as you did so soon after surgery, but, nothing could or would dare to hold you back.  I love you bunches, you know that!  We are going to be tattooed sisters, many of us................not all at the same time, but, I will wear it with you and so many cancer pts in my heart, as I always said, if cancer hasn't effected you yet, it will!


MPD.......let me walk and talk with you my sister for just a second.  I read what he wrote.......(my arm is around you, hugging you!), and I truly believe he didn't mean what it sounded like.  I think he was trying to give people an out, if we didn't make it.  That's all, but, we will stand together as one.....proudly with our tats.....I just need to find someone who will do a good job!  Bill had a good idea to contribute the money to RFL, but, I and many others will do both.  I wish I had a hook up to do it for free, but, boooo, I don't.  


So, sleep well, eat delicious foods, let others wait on you for awhile, I know it drives you crazy, but, you need it.  I freaked when Billy said you seized............so, know we all love you, and have wonderful, amazing dreams!


LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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Well THANK GOD there are enough people there to sit on you and MAKE you rest !!!! You push yourself way to hard !!! You need to slow down, regroup so you can come back and be you sweet adorable KICK A$$ self !!! Sweet dreams !!!


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