It sneaks in quietly, the coward that it is and invades the body. It takes up residence and starts to manipulate, alter and affect the host it has chosen to dominate.
It is insidious. It is cruel. It is horrifying, monstrous and relentless.
It is cancer.
Many of us have been touched by it in some way or another. We know how scary it can be. We know how difficult the road to healing and recovery is. We know how tiring and draining it is physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially.
My friend Sara has ovarian cancer.
And she is fighting it with every ounce of her being.
Life dealt her an immensely cruel blow, yes. This amazing woman. This wife to an adoring and incredibly supportive husband, mother to two incredible (and young) children, this friend and fighter – a woman brimming with a ferocious tenacity and this blazing inferno of life that radiates, empowers and inspires those around her.
She is indeed a fighter.
I am so proud and blessed to know Sara and call her my friend – my glittery, sparkly, wonderful friend.
But in addition to fighting cancer, Sara is also having to deal with her insurance company who assured her (in writing, I might add) that she would be completely covered and then told her post-surgery that they would not be covering any of it.
Medical bills, prescriptions, treatments – all of it adds up. In addition to the typical bills and costs of day-to-day living, what normal human being can keep up?
That brings me to the reason for this post.
Sara and her family could use a little help.
If you have even a little money to spare, would you be so kind as to check out her donation site and contribute whatever you feel so inclined? You would be doing a great thing and helping out a most fantastic family.
You can find Sara over at Domestic Type, her delightful blog about life, writing, politics, social injustices, and all things sparkly, glittery and pink as well as her experience with ovarian cancer. I hope you’ll take a trip on over there and meet Sara.
Thank you for reading and for any help you can give. It means a lot to me and I KNOW Sara and her family will appreciate it more than words can express.
Big hugs and lots of love!