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My journey as a writer began as a child. I wrote poems and short stories which were my way of dealing with various life changing events. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club. Follow me on Twitter @KIngallsAuthor www.facebook.com/KarenIngalls, and you can find my books at www.amazon.com. My first book is Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir which received two awards. All proceeds are donated to gynecologic cancer research. My second book is a novel Novy's Son, about one man's attempt to find love and acceptance from his father. This is an all too common problem in our society. My third book, Davida: Model and Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is about the love affair between this great American sculptor and his model. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2017.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bubbles For A Cure

A friend recently told me about a woman, who upon completing her chemotherapy, went outside and blew bubbles while she said a prayer for each woman she had met with cancer. Obviously it is a symbolic act, but it carries so much meaning and I thought it was a beautiful idea.

I remember the mixture of soap and water I made for my kids, and now grandchildren. There is something about blowing bubbles that is joyful and fun, no matter our age. Each bubble is different with its size, shape and how long it lasts. Does that not describe each of us? We are beautifully special and one of a kind. Even identical twins are not 100% the same. One twin might react to an event  different from his/her sibling. That reaction will help shape as to what kind of a person he or she becomes.

Each type of cancer is also unique with its symptoms and treatments. I have learned that there are several different types of cancer cells for ovarian cancer. Some respond to chemotherapy or radiation different from other cancer cells. We need to help research laboratories find ways to bust the cancer bubbles, and hopefully someday eliminate their creation. I am an ovarian cancer survivor, and my passion is to inform and inspire women, and support the ovarian cancer research fund.

I encourage you to blow some bubbles in honor of someone you know who has or had cancer, say a prayer for a cure, and then support and contribute to cancer research.


5 comments:

Shirley Corder said...

-) Nice idea. Thanks for sharing.

Dr. Margaret Aranda said...

Can you believe that in Chapter One of my book, I take you with me to the door of Heaven. One of the things that I see is the door filled with light. I must have 'skipped' the dark tunnel, as I passed right through. But what I do remember is seeing a row of bubbles, mostly in groups of Two or Three, go ahead of me to God's left ear. Inside each one was a prayer. This I know.

My book is No More Tears: A Physician Turned Patient Inspires Recovery. Muaaah!

Karen Ingalls said...

Shirley, thank you for your support.
Dr. Aranda, God works in miraculous and mysterious ways! I encourage all of my followers to read Dr. Aranda's book; it is inspirational and so interesting.

Dr. Margaret Aranda said...

Thank you Karen. My daughter and I were in a car accident and our lives changed so much....It is hard to believe that our lives can change so much from one day to the next. When we become a patient in a hospital, the effervescence of life takes on new meaning. We must never forget to be caring. There were times that I lay in bed for weeks on end. The doctor would waltz in for less than 5 minutes a day. Now I know how much that time is cherished by the patient. A glance, a smile, a look, a touch. They all mean so much.

Sharla L. Shults said...

Karen, thank you so much for visiting catnip and sharing this post. I am going to do a quick post and reference your site (also provide a link). I would reblog but catnip is Wordpress and yours is blogspot.