Sunday, June 5, 2011

National Cancer Survivors Day

Today was the big day, the Celebration of Life, National Cancer Survivors Day.  It's an event for survivors celebrated all over the country.  The one I attended and spoke at was in Fairfield, California, at the Fairfield Center for Creative Arts.

They had a great turnout, looked to me like the theatre, which holds approximately 400 people, was full. Wow what an event.  It was so great to see so many survivors out with their families, including mine!

I've been so so nervous about my speech, wrote and re-wrote that thing so many times, and even late last night was still working on coordinating the speech and slides.  I did a little more editing this morning.

Thank you so much Husband and sons, Batman and Robin, for all the help and technical support for electronically challenged Mom, for all the constructive criticism and creative brainstorming you all contributed to my speech.  It really was a family project.

My son Batman videoed my speech, and I'll give you the link once he posts it on Youtube.  I had several requests by guests at the event to post my speech.  I will do that in the next day or so.

I'd just like to thank all the survivors who waited after the program to talk to me, hug me, cry with me, and thank me for my speech.  I so appreciate all the lovely comments, hugs and kisses I received, and so many of you who just wanted to shake my hand and tell me "good job."  That means so much coming from you, my cancer peeps!

Giving the speech was so cathartic for me.
Cancer shakes you out baby.
Today
all of us
fought back.

I am so blessed.
What an incredible event.
I will never forget the feeling of talking on stage, knowing somewhere out there in the darkness, my boys were watching their Mama shine.
It was priceless.

For all the days that cancer took from us, today the glory was ours.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Oh my, I am crying. So proud of you! Can't wait to see/ hear you speak. What a great day for you my friend.
Hugs, Laurie

Susan said...

HOORAY, Hooray!! I know your speech HAD to be wonderful, because of who you are! I may not comment often, but I am here reading frequently, and you are never far from my thoughts!
Keep on Fighting the good fight!!
Bear hug!!
Susan

kim said...

I wanted to be there so bad. I have no doubt that you were awesome. Look forward to the link so I can see it.

Jill said...

I'm sure you were absolutely fabulous! Can't wait to see the video. So proud of you!!

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