A Sad Sad Day
A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE HOLLY MCDOW
Holly passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013.
It terrified me when I heard that my one of best friends had only three months to live.
You see, in November, she was diagnosed with cancer and she died three months after.
She was only 59 years old. two years younger than me...
The cancer was eating her alive! It had started in her lungs and found that it had spread quickly throughout her stomach and other regions of her body. The cancer had also spread to her right arm where it broke her arm in two different places. Her arm and hand were swollen; just looking at it made me feel sick to my stomach. Holly started going downhill very quickly; she had blood clots in her head and in her legs. I was told; her doctor had to give her morphine for her pain every two hours, it got so bad. Plus, she would awake screaming in the middle of the night.
She died right in front of our very eyes….
Holly had gotten elected to Alderwoman in her County. She was so proud and excited.
It was an exciting day to be sworn in for her, but just a couple of months later she was dead.
February 19, 2013 Holly McDow: I pay (homage) to Holly.
Holly was faithful and a hard- working person; I guess you could say that she was a trooper. She was a big supporter in fighting breast cancer. Every year, she would work longer hours to raise money and walked for hours for the cause. She would often rally her troops including me. The cause that she worked so hard to fight was the very thing that killed her so 'mercilessly' in the end. Even so, I made a promise to continue to fight this insidious disease called cancer.
Please help me to do so in her memory….
Here are links to Breast Cancer Awareness sites…
There are so many different ways to be aware and help with this deadly disease.
Ladies have regular breast exams and mammograms.
DO NOT FORGET!
If you smoke please quit….. Your loved ones and friends and all of us from the HUB want you around a little longer….. Please quit! We love you!!!
It breaks my heart to see my loved ones smoke…..
They all know that’s what killed my sister those stupid cigarettes, and Like Holly by the time the doctors found the cancer it was too late and it killed her fast. In fact, when they tried to operate on my sister she had went into a comma and never woke up.
I never got to say goodbye to her……
Here is a site to help raise money to fight this dreaded disease.
This is the research site.
I don’t know what we can do but maybe as a group we can do something….
I hate this disease…. I know you do too….
Everyone has been affected by this disease one way or another. Someone close to you has died from it or someone you know.
Whatever the case may be…. We need to do something.
The sadness in this world can be overwhelming but just be reassured there is hope!
The best hope comes from Jesus, Our Lord.
But He would want us to do something. Not sit back and say someone else will do it……
Like Billy Buc says get off your butt and do something. Get a hold of your lives and help others too.
This is so important.
Don’t feel sorry for yourselves…. Just do something.
I challenge you to give a donation to your local chapter of Cancer awareness and research… Whether it is Lungs or breast cancer or whatever…..
Just give or walk in the rally’s and help raise money…. Let’s help each other. Let’s help others. Spread the word.
God bless each one of you. I know you all have hearts of gold. And have a love for your fellow human beings….
No matter where you live I know you care, all over this world we all care….
If you want to help or have helped or are going to help and know of a good site better than the ones I posted please post your remarks here and the site….
This hub is dedicated to Holly McDow and all those that have lost the fight to cancer.
God Bless you all
I want to thank
Marlene, Love Doctor and Leslie Silverman and Faith Reaper for helping me with this hub, they all have hearts of gold.
Our very own Love doctor
Love Doctor writes on how to save more lives. What a wonderful hubs she has wrote.
Leslie writes on that awful thing called Cancer. Please read her wonderful hub.
Faith has written a wonderful hub on Breast cancer awareness.. Our own Faith has battled this disease her self..
Like Faith says, this is not to be taken lightly..
here is her link to her hub.
Thank you Faith for all of this information and I praise God that he has spared you.
Breast Cancer awareness
- Breast Cancer Awareness ~ DCIS Breast Cancer ~ My True Story
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Bill's Hub on death
Billy thank you for this hub on death it is amazing..
- An Open Letter To Mr. Death
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