Saturday, May 23, 2009
Happy 4th Anniversay, Nancy!!!
May 23rd, 2005 was the day that Nancy awoke at Maine Medical Center to hear that she had stage 3 ovarian cancer...it's a day none of us will every forget. One of the first things the doctor told Nancy was to stay away from the internet...the sites about ovarian cancer are pretty scary to read....especially for cancer in the advanced stages. But Nancy has done it...she has beaten the cancer twice and today, on the 4th anniversay of the day that changed her life, she is in remission. All of us who are close to Nancy know how hard this has been for her, physically and emotionally. She has fought through two major abdominal surgeries, two rounds of chemo, two heart attacks, a pulmonary embolism, the loss of her hair, and the reality that she will not be able to teach again. She has walked miles for three years at Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society and taught so many of us what it means to be brave. And...as only Nancy could do...she inspires us every day by laughing her way through it as she always has. Nancy, we know that sometimes your jokes and laughter are your way of whistling in the dark and we love you all the more for it. You light up all of our lives and always will...Happy Anniversay..You Go, Girl!!!