Leukemia & Lymphoma’s Woman of the Year
Spring time has brought out all the beautiful flowers and there is nothing like seeing Skylar get excited over the hibiscus flowers in her garden. Especially since the blooms typically only last a day or two. A few days ago, Skylar asked me, “Why do they die so fast?”
Honestly, I don’t know.
Consider this, what if life was a delicate as this flower? There is no considering. Life is that delicate. Did you know that in the United States 36,273 people were diagnosed with leukemia and 58,393 people were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma? Look at your child, your mother, father, siblings…what would you do if they became an addition to those numbers? If you are like me, you would do whatever it took to find a way to heal them. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is an organization that is close to the hearts of many, including mine. From research for finding cures to assisting families going through the processes involved with these illnesses, they have changed the life’s of many. Click the video image to be taken to Click2Houston, where you will see one family’s journey while battling cancer.
My hometown of Houston never lacks compassion when it comes to contributing to society’s well-being. Lori Freese, an outstanding figure in Houston (among many others), is competing to become Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Woman of the Year.” The award in itself is incomparable to the lives she will touch along the way. A fundraiser to help LLS will be taking place until May 31, 2012 and each dollar donated will give Lori (1) vote. It takes a big heart to give yourself to such a wonderful cause and the reward, well, you will get a warm-fuzzy feeling by helping change the life of another. We never know when we could be on the other side.
Thank you Lori. We need more people like you in this world.