Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Why I Relay ~ Sylis
Chemo Therapy, radiation, Surgeries and all sorts of other things were discussed and she began treatment. A brutal year and some later, still deteriorating, taking meds to counter act the side effects of other meds. Always sick, always tired. No more braids, no more cookies, depression and overwhelming sadness. I watched the strongest woman I ever knew fall apart before my young and unhappy eyes.
Then she told my Papa she wanted to go home to Ontario so she could die peacefully, 6 months later she died of a blood clot in her leg. Result of all the meds and her bodies weakened state. Not neccessarily Cancer but as a result of the deadly diseases impact on her body.
I relay because of her, I relay because her doctor said it skips a generation sometimes and my sister and I are the next generation, I relay because of my friends here, my family in both second life and real life.
I relay because I need to believe there is a hope that those I care about and those who they care about and so on do not experience the hopelessness and depression my Grandmother had to endure during her last year and a half of life.
I relay because I love, I laugh, I want to live.I relay because I want that for all of us.
Most importantly, I relay for a cure.