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“How My Mom’s Cancer Changed My Life: A Son’s Story”


Happy Mother’s Day
to all the moms out there!

Today is mom’s special day on the Canadian calendar, so hopefully you’re able to treat your mom to a little extra-something special today πŸ™‚ You may like to shower her with fancy stuff, or simply smother her with hugs ‘n kisses… Just be sure to tell her that you love/appreciate her, so that she’ll feel your love ❀

Love is constant, caring and compassionate… yet not always carefree. So today, I’d like to share the “Help Our Momma” blog’s story of one loving family’s struggle with their mom’s cancer journey. Perhaps you can find it in your heart to help them? Share their links and/or contribute to their crowd funding page @ https://igg.me/at/Hz9-ILFN2P0

Visit their blog and I guarantee you will feel the love! β™₯ Jackie
http://youtu.be/YQNv5I9lzng

Help Our Momma

β€œCancer is a leading cause of death around the world and its incidence continues to rise. Each year 12.7 million people discover they have cancer and 7.6 million people die from the disease.”

(from the Huffington Post)

Both of my Grandparents on my mom’s side passed away from Cancer when I was about 6 or 7 years old.

I don’t remember much other than how awful they looked in those hospital beds, vomiting their guts out in pink bed pans, wailing from hallucinations due to the aggressive chemotherapy they were receiving and their glassy, vacant stares and cold, clammy hands.

As selfish and self absorbed as this may make me sound; up until this past February, Cancer was either some boogeyman from aΒ distant past that had already been appeased or a mythical entity that claimed the lives of strangers around me but that I believedΒ would pass over me…

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22 responses

  1. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

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    May 8, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    • Happy Mother’s Day (belated) to you, Azura πŸ™‚
      Yikes, just found your comment in my spam folder! :-/
      Hope all’s well with you there πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀

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      May 19, 2016 at 1:18 am

  2. Hε…‚appy Mother’s Day! Jackie.<3 πŸ™‚

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    May 8, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    • Thanks Myra ❀ Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day!
      πŸŽπŸŽ€πŸŽ‰πŸ’ŒπŸŒ·πŸ™‹πŸ’™πŸ’œβ€οΈ β™₯ ❀

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      May 9, 2016 at 3:44 pm

  3. It was very thoughtful of you to share the story with us,on Mother’s Day!My mother departed in 2006 and since then life is not the same anymore … Blessings on your day,my friend πŸ™‚ xxX β™₯ β€’Β¨`*β€’ ❣

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    May 9, 2016 at 8:36 am

    • Sorry for your loss, Doda 😦 Cancer got my dad in 2005 πŸ˜₯ Both our moms live across country and we’ve no kids, but thanks for the greeting πŸ™‚ And yeah… love how I found this blog just in time to share on Mother’s Dayβ€”perfect timing and hope it helps make a difference for them! πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀

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      May 9, 2016 at 4:38 pm

  4. happy belated mother’s day (and cancer sucks – plain and simple)

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    May 15, 2016 at 1:43 am

    • Indeed, nothing good about cancer :-/ Happy belated Mother’s Day to you too, Prior❣ No moms at our place, but thanks for the greeting! πŸ™‹πŸ’• πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀

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      May 15, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      • Oh sorry about that – and hence the tribute post!!
        Have a nice week and glad to connect via blog with you -! I like your blog and looking forward to following

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        May 16, 2016 at 4:13 am

        • Thanks and likewise with your blog, Yvette πŸ™‚ It really is quite cool to connect via our blogs! We never had kids and our moms both live across country, so no need to apologize for anything. It did seem like good timing to find/share this family’s story for Mother’s Day… Hope your week is going well, so far πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀

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          May 18, 2016 at 12:26 am

          • it was the perfect time to share that story!
            and so far the week is going good – a little less rain, but we have had so much this month – and I guess it is better than a drought. And hoping you have a nice weekend

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            May 18, 2016 at 11:28 pm

            • Yup, too much one way or the other is not good. Our forcast finally says rain! So hopefully, but we’ll see whether those predictions evaporate :-/ Wow, nearly the weekend already… I hope you’ll have a fun weekend! πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀

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              May 19, 2016 at 1:08 am

  5. So important when bloggers share other blogs, give shout outs and all that. I read the post by Christopher Michael.. This is such a difficult road to travel.

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    May 15, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    • Thanks for visiting here and also clicking through to their blog, Carl πŸ™‚ Indeed, this family is traveling a very difficult road. Hopefully, my reblog is helpful to them in some way!
      As well, I certainly enjoyed your “caught red handed” poison ivy post @ http://wp.me/p4Q0VA-dQ … Truly informative, plus all those blogful shout-outs you knit into it πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀

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      May 15, 2016 at 7:57 pm

  6. Thank you so much for this post
    happy to discover and follow your blog after your visit to mine
    Kisses
    anita
    https://femmeetinfos.wordpress.com

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    May 18, 2016 at 7:15 am

    • Thanks so much, Anita πŸ™‚ I found your blog via Ralph’s comment section @ Bluefish Way and I’m so happy you took time to pop by here! πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀

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      May 19, 2016 at 1:30 am

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