Yesterday I shared with everyone ten bloggers who have become an inspiration to me. Before I began sharing the maniacal rantings of my world, I did not even know these great people. Today I dedicate this post to a blogger I knew back when...back before both of us were bloggers and back before she became involved in the fight for her life.
I am sure everyone knows at least one person who has been effected by cancer. I have lost family and friends to it, I have had family and friends survive it, I have a dear cousin fighting even as we speak. Personally, I see cancer as the big bully on the playground. He does not discriminate who he attacks. Young, old, popular, introverted, extroverted, healthy, thin, obese...no one is exempt once he sets his sights on you. And he is relentless. You never see him coming...he just comes up and sucker-punches before you even know what hit you.
My friend, Mary, fought back. Not only did she fight back, she kicked the crap out of him.
Mary and her family have become such an inspiration to so many of us I really want you to meet her. So here she is - her first post from October 2010: I'm Mary, and I Run Because I Can. Start with this one and go from there. Bring tissues - and your Reeboks - cause she'll have you crying, laughing, and getting up off your heiney to get active.
Mary, may all the blessing of the Easter season be yours. Keep writing...and keep running.