The Beginning

From Erin’s Cousin Dave Smith: 9 July 2009

The bracelet logo above was inspired by this email from my cousin Dave:

Erin,

So glad you came out of surgery so well. You’ve sure put a scare in us all (us being the gazillion family and friends on the cc list)! Your timing is pretty good (OK – there is never a good time for cancer!). Right now, one of the most famous survivors is racing the Tour de France and part of his mission in racing the Tour is to draw attention to the world wide fight against cancer. His simple message is “Live Strong.” You, of course, embody that message. You’ve been a remarkable example of how to live strong in the face of one of the most difficult situations anyone could encounter. Besides the raw shock and concern we’re all experienced, I think we’re all also so proud to be connected in some way to a woman who can be so tough, calm, and humorous in the face of a life threatening disease. Way to go!

Just seemed like a darn good place to start this blog.

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