It is always hard to see people we love go through something hard and extremely painful. A well known visitor to the Pootie diaries and very good friend to many here, jwinIL14, has just been diagnosed with lung cancer. He is scheduled to have surgery on Sept. 25, certain tests allowing. He is hoping they will have to remove less tissue rather than more… Regardless, it will be a very major surgery.
Some of you know about my cancer journey and have responded so kindly. My goal with this last bit of good news is to hopefully, once again, bring more breast cancer awareness.
If human lives are looked at as storylines, many of them adventures with multiple hardships to overcome, then Freelance Escapologist and his wife, Kim, are true heroes.
Joan McCarter started the ball rolling on this project for Sen. Reid yesterday with her lovely tribute diary, Community Quilt Project: Let's send a proper Daily Kos thank you to a Democratic giant, Harry Reid. As you may have heard, Sen. Reid has had a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
Way back in 2006, at the very first Yearly Kos, my sister and I had patches available for signing for a quilt. It was signed by all sorts of people — including some famous people like Sen. Harry Reid, Amb. Joe Wilson, and Gen. Wesley Clark, to name a few. That quilt later was the focus of an Act Blue page to benefit a Democratic Sen. campaign.
Twingrace is a very kind and gentle person, as we who follow various community diaries know all too well. Therefore it is particularly saddening to learn that she has been enduring great pain for a long, long time.
Saturday, a gruesome mass murder shocked our nation. In Pittsburgh, PA, eleven innocent people were massacred by a gunman at the Tree of Life Synagogue and six more were injured. There are three floors to this Synagogue, each housing a congregation.
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