fighting on…


I get dizzy just looking at my calendar everyday. I feel like there’s so much to do and never enough time. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being busy and with my work, it’s a very good thing to be busy. But, I find myself constantly coming and going and having to remind myself to eat, breathe and relax. There are days when I just want to throw my arms up and surrender and say “I’m tired, I’ve had enough“, but then I think of my dear friend Matthew who is in the battle of his life with cancer and I realize that I should be thankful that I can be busy, that I can do what I really love to do, and spend time with the people I really love. You may have read about Matthew on my blog a few months ago. In 2007, Matthew was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He is currently undergoing his third round of chemotherapy and his condition has become more critical. Matthew is still in need of a bone marrow transplant to help save his life. Because of his illness, Matthew was forced to postpone pharmacy school and his wedding. I can’t even imagine what he is going through and I admire how strong he has been throughout this whole ordeal. I visited him recently and he perked up with excitement when we started about photography. He mentioned that he would like to see me in action and I can’t wait for the day when he is healthy again and I can show him a thing or two :). For now, I am learning from him – what it means to be strong and how precious life really is.

Matt posted this video on his blog a few months ago:

If you would like to give Matthew and others a chance at finding their bone marrow match, you can find more information and register online at

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