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One day, a thousand feelings

****Updated to add:  Please pray for William, he has no more treatment options and his time is very short. His family asks that prayers be for a pain-free and peaceful passing for William.

I don’t know if I can really describe what yesterday was for me.
I cried…a lot.
I laughed…it was bittersweet.
I was filled with sorrow…the faces of children gone flashed in my heart.
I dripped with pride…seeing my daughter come around the corner to finish the walk and run into my arms.
I rejoiced…so many people, giving of themselves to cure this disease.
I hurt….knowing at next year’s event there will be even more pictures on the banner, new faces, some bearing the words “we love and miss you”.
I felt consumed by inspiration…I know that we will find the answers to life for these kids.

It was all of these things.

I can only leave you with a few pictures of our day (there are many more on Flickr, you can click over on the sidebar to see them), the faces say so much and tell the story much better than I can.

Baby Leonardo Astacio – Neuroblastoma

Hannah Douglas – Neuroblastoma

Presley Dickson – ALL Leukemia (Carepage name : PresleyD)

Mandy Willis – Optic Glioma

Peyton – ALL Leukema, CNS positive

Thank you so much, wonderful readers, for contributing to our team and helping us raise over $1000.

By random draw, the winner of the Cure Kids Cancer Challenge Contest is Beth from I Should Be Folding Laundry.  Thank you to each and everyone of you who donated, I wish I had a prize for each of you, but all I can give is my deepest gratitude.

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6 Comments on “One day, a thousand feelings”

  1. #1 Steph @ Problem Solvin Mom
    on Sep 14th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    I can only imagine the roller coaster of emotions you felt.


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  2. #2 Sarah Clapp
    on Sep 15th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Oh, no; not again! 🙁 My prayers are with William and his family. Blessings. Sarah

  3. #3 Queen of the Mayhem
    on Sep 15th, 2008 at 7:38 pm


    I just can’t even wrap my mind around how these families deal with all of this.

    Thanks for sharing your day!

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  4. #4 Kelsey
    on Sep 15th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Aww what sweet children! I am praying for them all!

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  5. #5 Debbie
    on Sep 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Awww, poor babies!

  6. #6 threeundertwo
    on Sep 16th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Prayers and love.

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