THE GIFT OF HOPE
HOPE IS...living with courage and confidence, not fear.
(Penny Boldrey, cancer survivor)
HOPE IS...being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness around.
HOPE IS...accepting finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
(Rev. Martin Luther King)
Whenever we are faced with a challenge (illness, divorce, job loss, untimely death, etc) we always have a choice to make: how are we going to face it?
1. Will we give up before we even begin to fight?
2. We will blame God, others, or doctors and not take on any self-responsibility?
3. Will we try to be better people? Help others? Learn from our situation?
Cancer is certainly not the only challenge a person could face, yet it creates more fear than any other disease or disaster. Hope is the key to each of the individuals here below:
My dear friend, Marilyn (left) faced her journey with ovarian cancer
with humor, optimism, and died with dignity.
This young girl will do a ballet dance despite her loss of her ability
to use her legs. She and the wheelchair will dance!
Tim Nurse hopes to be back on the ice rink after winning the game
against mantle cell Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer.
What can we do to help people keep their hopes alive?
1. Support them with love and positivity.
2. Financially donate to research and help to families.
3. Encourage them with your presence and help.
4. Pray for them.
I encourage financial donations to any and all of the following:
Dr. Robert Holloway's ovarian cancer research program at Florida South Hospital
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
GoFundMe.com for Tim Nurse https://www.gofundme.com/timnurse
All proceeds from the sale of my book, "Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir" goes to Dr. Holloway's cancer research program.
For a signed paperback copy, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase an ebook at https://www.amazon.com/Outshine-Ovarian-Cancer-Karen-Ingalls-ebook/dp/B00KI1HGZI/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1495382166&sr=8-10&keywords=ovarian+cancer+books