Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

I have been thinking about this all week....What picture should I post to play Lisa's of The Long Road to China Black and White Wednesday . I had so much fun with it last week I wanted to play again.

Then I found the button I put on my blog the other day and I really want people to know how very important this is for all of us.

Did you KNOW???

"LUNG CANCER RESEARCH LEGISLATION is NOW IN the US HOUSE AND SENATE "

Lung cancer kills:

* More people than breast, prostate, colon, liver, kidney, and melanoma cancers... COMBINED.

* Over three times as many men as prostate cancer.

* Nearly twice as many women as breast cancer. * An average of 437 people a day.

I know it is true because my father died of this terrible disease.

You do not have to smoke to get this.......He NEVER did. He did not live with smokers. He exercised everyday...even up to the last week of his life. When he was to weak to get up: he did tricep push ups, leg lifts and small crunches in bed.

My father's doctors would jokingly telling him he was the healthiest cancer patient at the Cancer Center.

Sadly, He died.....from Lung Cancer Although he died. We were lucky......We got to know him....We got to love him. We still feel him with us.

(This picture was taken on Father's day 2009...This is just a few of us. )

This is the picture that I choose. I am not sure if I like in Black and White. It looks like it was taken to long ago. Do your self and your family a favor......Sign the petition and/or write a letter. Make the Senate and Congress do something good for the American people for a change. It does not matter what your political views are.......It only takes a minute and your on the computer anyway.

We all want a cure for Cancer.

8 comments:

  1. Your Dad seemed like an amazing man. I am so very sorry for your loss.

    What a wonderful message to convey....I will gladly sign the petition to find a cure for this deadly disease.

    Thanks for participating.....I do love the aged feel of the photo of your dad with the family gathered around him......I am sure that you will treasure this picture always!

    Lisa

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  2. I love the retake on your lung cancer button. I hope the legislation doesn't get lost in the health care mess. My greatest fear is the elderly will be shortchanged on chronic disease treatments.

    I have a 95 year old friend who had back surgery and is getting around better than I am at 73. She probably would have been denied the surgery under current proposals.

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  3. I am very sorry for your loss too. I lost my Dad to Heart Disease and he lived a very healthy lifestyle...genetics. Today is actually the 4 year anniversary of losing him. But I feel him with me everyday.

    Beautiful family pictures and a message full of wisdom.

    Sarah

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  4. A beautiful and graceful way to share this important message.

    I'm so sorry for your loss.....

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  5. Just finished signing the petition, friend. I pray a cure is found...and soon...

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  6. I will definitely sign the petition! Your Dad seems like a wonderful man who instilled great values in you. I am SO sorry for your loss. My sincerest sympathy to you and your family!

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  7. Great pictures.
    Love the button.Cancer sucks.

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  8. Lisa's Mom28 January, 2010

    We are all so very happy for your efforts in the Lung Cancer legislation. This is what it will take for everyone to get together and make congress and the senate listen to the people. We need health care, and we need people like all of you to make it happen. Thank you for all of your support.

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