Adam and Meghan in July 2008
I liked lots of things about Meghan. For one thing she didn't want you to feel sorry for her. She didn't dwell on her illness with a depressing 'woe is me' attitude. She acted as if, "this is the hand I was dealt~ let's deal with it and do what it takes to get better".
You may have followed her while she was writing her blog, The Bees Knees. If you haven't already done so, you may want to meet her and get a sense of who she was and how see handled it all. It was two years ago that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She and Adam were in Korea teaching English to Korean school kids. Adam suggested she write a blog.
Her first reaction to that idea was, "No bloody way". She was very private person. But then the idea of it somehow helping others was enough to convince her to write it for her family, friends and complete strangers.
We all were able to get a sense of what it was like. If you read the first post after her diagnosis you can get an idea of how she handled the shock of hearing the 'C' word....She had a way of describing it so you can imagine what it was like with her.
Maybe you know someone who has cancer and is having a difficult time with it and having any of it make sense. Maybe reading Meghan's blog will help. Many of us were inspired by her and I hope you find some help for you or your friends. That is why Meghan wrote her blog. I hope you take a look.
One of the things that has happened is that a 'ForTheLoveOfMeghan' group has grown on Facebook. Out of that, a number of people have created "ForTheLoveOfMeghan" teams to run in various Susan G. Komen or Canada CBC runs across the States and Canada. One is running in Virginia Beach this weekend. Kelly, Pam and I are going to be joined by Bill and Marg Baker (her parents from Petrolia, Canada)
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We will also be running for Barbara Brown, a good friend with three kids and husband Jon. We saw them earlier this summer while we were in Niagara Falls. She was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier in the summer and had her first chemo session last week.
Thanks for joining me on the Roadrunner Chronicles and for the first edition of "Mondays with Meghan".