I was diagnosed with CML right before Light the Night.At my 6-month mark, it was time for Relay for Life.
Having CML (chronic myelogenous leukemia) means I get tired easily and often. That makes participating in events and survivor walks difficult, at best. But, at both events, I was held up by amazing, giving, selfless friends and my dear family.
So, for your viewing pleasure, here are pictures from the Patticakes team at the Newport News Relay for Life.
|Me, The Caregiver and 3 of our daughters walking the survivor lap.|
|The family (plus 1 boyfriend and missing 2 daughters still at college), some Relay SWAG and|
my dear friend over at runningwithletters.blogspot.com, Cynthia.
|The top, left picture is of Sarah and Jason and 2 of their cute kids. |
They have stood with me since I was diagnosed.
On the right is the wonderful Ashley and Robert and below is their beautiful princess. She loves me.
|I've leaned hard on these 3. Robin, top left, and Nate, top right, since my first Mike died.|
Below is beautiful Pat.
|Debi is a long-time cancer survivor and friend. The top picture is the back of her survivor shirt.|
Bottom pictures are of her and me, walking the survivor lap and in front of the survivor ribbon.
|Some shots of my beautiful family. They mean the world to me.|
|And finally, some luminaries.|