Up until February 17th, 2009, I thought that I was the luckiest girl on the planet. But that was the day that our 5 year old son was diagnosed with brain cancer. You “hear” that, in your lifetime, 50% of our population will be “affected” by cancer. Either being stricken yourself, or somebody that you love receiving the diagnosis. I crumbled the day that we received our news.
Out of nowhere, friends and family, cancer assisting organizations, and complete strangers came out of the woodwork. We were brought meals, people we didn’t even know were signing up on a calendar to clean my house. Folks that had heard our story, Thank God, were showing up at fundraisers and even at our home to provide us support, gifts for our children, and well wishes. I can honestly say that I would never have survived cancer or losing our son to that evil monster, if it had not been for that love and support. I just don’t want ANYBODY to have to bear the burden of such devastation and loss without knowing that they are not alone. Joe and I wanted to do something big; be a part of something bigger, something that can show some comfort to somebody else in their time of need. That “something” was cancer kiss my cooley™. To contact Cinnamon, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org