Wednesday, August 24, 2011

On a personal note: Light the night time in my Family

Lori on the right
Sheila on the left
Dorothy Hammil (me) in the middle

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It is "Light the Night" time again in my Family

My Big Sister, Lori, died from Leukemia.
I attend an annual walk for raising awareness and funds for blood cancers organized by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event takes place all over the country so that friends and families can walk with their own community. We walk as Team Lori. Our Fearless and determined Captain of "Team Lori" is Matt, as usual. Matt became a determined fundraiser for Blood Cancers when his wife, my sister, Lori, became ill with Leukemia. Every Year, Matt posts a fresh picture of Lori on his page. To view this year's picture, walk with us or give money click hereThis year's photo of Lori is entitled "Matt Humphreys, Daniel Brisbon (Lori's son) and Lori Humphreys on Transplant Day", taken at Stanford Hospital, Stanford University, Palo Alto.
Here's what Matt's page reads this year:

"Welcome to my Light The Night Walk homepage. The Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's nationwide walk to raise awareness and funds to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
I'm participating in the walk in honor of my wife, Lori, a leukemia survivor, and all individuals who are battling blood cancer. These people are the real heroes, and we need your support to help accelerate cures and give hope to patients and their families. Although research is responsible for increasing survival rates for these diseases, the battle is far from over. Did you know that:
Every five minutes, someone in this country is diagnosed with blood cancer: Every ten minutes, someone loses the fight.
Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children.
Lymphomas are the most common blood cancers.
The myeloma survival rate is only 32 percent.
Please make a donation to support my participation in the Light The Night Walk. BETTER YET, JOIN ME IN WALKING AND RAISE FUNDS WITH YOUR OWN WEBSITE! By doing so, we’ll both be helping save lives. Be sure to check my Web site frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!
I'll walk on Team Lori this year again too; proudly wearing my Team Lori Tee (which is getting a bit worn).

(Click two links below for Lori's personal journey with Leukemia)
Love you sis,
Miss you too,

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