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Thursday, September 30, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
It has been almost a year since I made a doll. Cancer consumed my life this past year. Last September, I lost a good friend and fellow doll maker to Pancreatic cancer. My niece was diagnosed with Leukemia that same day. She had a stem cell transplant in March. And in April, my own daughter, Lisa, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. They both continue to do well. Lisa had a recent Pet Scan that showed no signs of cancer!!! and my niece shows no signs of rejection. Lisa has two more chemo treatments to go, but, for the moment, life is good!
I was asked to make a doll for the Breast Cancer Awareness display at the hospital next month. What an honor! She was a joy to make. I thought about my good friend and how much I miss her and I thought of how lucky I am, that my daughter and niece are winning their fights against cancer. I pray everyday for their continued courage and strength.
Hope you enjoy the doll.