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Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Climb

Yesterday was a gorgeous Arizona spring day~ clear and in the 70’s. It was also the 30th Annual Climb For Cancer on South Mountain.

Back in early January we asked if there was anyone we could climb for. We received several names.

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Two weeks ago I learned that my very, very good friend Marci has cancer. She is 38.

You met her last year in the post “A Rose Amongst the Thorns”.

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So the walk was made for Marci and many others.

All names were printed on a piece a paper and tucked into the water pack.

Ceekay ~ Ovarian Cancer

Marcie Cooper~ Breast Cancer


David Olson

Ann’s friend Alice

Emma ~ she just turned 13 and lives in Australia.

Mike Hottle ~throat cancer and leukemia

Jill Sullivan~ throat cancer

Mike Keyes ~ brain tumor

Ginger~ breast cancer

Munkh Erdene (Munhuush) from Mongolia ~brain tumor

Ruth~ breast cancer

Susan Smith ~ melanoma

Blake, 18, ~ Burkitt's lymphoma

Julie is a wife and mother of 5 children~ colon cancer.

In memory

My cousin Sweet T’s good friend Louise Feole~ ovarian cancer

Tracy Evans ~ a classmate of mine who lost her battle with breast cancer

My dear friend Tracy’s MIL Barbara Epperson

Karen Ingalls my mother

Roy Ingalls my grandfather

Janice Ray my aunt

With each step, a prayer for a cure.

As many longtime readers may know, in the past I have closed my Sunday posts to comments in personal observance of the Sabbath. Recently I was approved for BlogHer advertising. (Praise Jesus) One requirement they have is that all posts must remain open to comments. I ask for your understanding that I personally still choose not to get on my computer on Sunday’s.

Perhaps in lieu of a comment, you can leave a prayer or praise of thanksgiving (a blessing you’ve experienced).


“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,” ~ Colossians 2:6


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Congrats on the Blogher Laura!
Your so sweet and kind!

AllyJo said...

Blessings and kind favor to you, your family and your blog.

Perfectly Printed said...

Laura, Thank you for adding my cousin, Mike Keyes to your prayer list for this walk against cancer. His surgery was successful and he his now on the road of a six week treatment plan, including both chemo and radiation. There is power in prayer!
Warmly chris

ImagiMeri said...

The big "C" has been such a part of my life. My grandparents all died of some form of cancer, my father, my sister in law, too. My oldest brother has a type of lukemia, another sister in law had uterine cancer, another one had breast cancer, my little sister has pre-breast cancer and as you know my mom has lymphoma. I've helped out at some "Relay for life" events, but I feel so bad that I can't do the walks, runs or climbs for them. Thankfully I am still able to help care for those who need it, so as they say....every little bit helps.

God Bless you Laura, you are one of my favorite, inspirational, friends.

Love ya'

Susan said...

Thank you, for your support of people with this terrible disease. You would think with all the knowledge we have now, we could find a cure.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Love you....and Thank you!

Vel Criste said...

Amen, amen Laura - praying for your friends and all others battling this disease. Happy Sunday dear!

Karen Albert said...

Dearest Laura, You and your family have helped so many friends in need, including me.

I pray for my loving Mother who, at 83, is valiantly fighting breast cancer; with grace and her faith.

Love and Hugs,

Art by Karena

The Boston Lady said...

I just want you to know I appreciate Alice being included in the climb. {{Hug}} Ann

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Thank you so much for including Emma ... I can't tell you how much that means to me, especially since she recently passed away from Cancer.....

Maria Elena said...

Laura, blessings to you and your family. You are a great lady. So proud to know you!

Debbie said...

I, too, leave my Sunday posts closed so I understand.

This one time, though, I'm grateful to be able to join your praise. I thank God for all those whom He has brought through this battle called cancer. I thank Him for the five years of fight that he gave my father and the place He had prepared for him when he decided that Dad had fought long and hard enough.