Sunday, June 6, 2010

Survivor

Today, we joined friends, new and old, at Doc's for National Cancer Survivors Day, a celebration intended to show the world that there is life after a cancer diagnosis (go here for a short video from the event, with a quick glimpse of our girl). According to the NCSDF, a "survivor" is anyone living with a history of cancer - from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. In America alone, there are over 11 million people living with a history of cancer, and while major advances in prevention, early detection, and treatment have resulted in increased survival rates, surviving cancer can cause a variety of post-treatment problems. Thankfully, places like the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center are here, providing medical and psychosocial care and other support to the growing number of warriors beating cancer. Once we get through maintenance, Georgia will make regular visits to the Survivorship Center to monitor her recovery and track any late effects that may arise from treatment, so again we feel very lucky to have world-class treatment and post-treatment facilities right here in Austin.

I've always been struck by the power of the "yellow bracelet," but wearing one now, and reading "LIVESTRONG" everyday is like a call to action, not just for Georgia, but for all of us. Go here to get one for yourself, support the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and make a commitment to live. STRONG.

4 comments:

  1. The Nichols GirlsJune 7, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    LIVESTRONG! I will get one of those bracelets! I'm heading to camp later this afternoon....So BYE BYE:-) Love you all...Claire

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  2. WOW Georgia! That sounds cool. i think it really great that they have that day to honor all the AMAZING cancer survivors of America. You are so AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
    BYE:-D BYE:-D,
    Kate Payne

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  3. So cool Georgia! We saw your video. Vivi asked where Ivy was! All our love, Aunt Kate

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  4. Hey Georgia I saw you in the video.
    Your friend,
    Emma 8D

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