"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out." -Lou Reed

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Alice's Bucket List

I got a little jolt of perspective this morning when this appeared on my Facebook wall. Meet Alice. She is 15 years old and has terminal cancer. After her latest test results, it became apparent that the cancer is winning, and there is little else that can be done.

As a friend of mine said this morning, can you imagine being 15 years old and knowing you are going to die?

Reading Alice's words, though, you only hear the voice of someone who is grateful for the unknown people who have written her to send their support, or try to make some of her wishes come true. She expresses gratitude for the time she has left with her family and how she is going to spend it.

So much strength from someone so young, facing a battle and a reality bigger than I can imagine.

Reach out to her if you can, join the bone marrow registry, and most of all give thanks today for the good things in your life and the promise of tomorrow.

Click here to visit Alice's blog.

Click here to join the Bone Marrow Registry.


Eva Gallant June 9, 2011 at 1:20 PM  

That is sad beyond words!

Laurie of Lulu and Daisy June 9, 2011 at 7:13 PM  

WOW. Thanks so much for sharing this. I just read her blog. Amazed and praying for her and her family.

Caryl June 10, 2011 at 12:45 PM  

Thanks for sharing this...My father died of cancer 3 years ago. I witnessed how terrible it is.
So sad, that at a young age, Alice has to go through that. My prayers for her and her family.


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