Tag Archives: community

Creating a Legacy

It had been sitting on my desk for a while.  I was afraid to open it.  Who knew what information it may contain?  That envelope that was addressed to me – from the Canadian Cancer Society – could only bring … Continue reading

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Lost and ground(ed)

The firewall is down.  I am exposed.  Today, I meet with the doctor for my 3 – month follow up.   And I feel like I am walking on broken glass. I wonder if that’s a bad thing?  It is … Continue reading

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It takes a community to cure cancer

Of course – before we rang the bell – I had to say a few words to the people who have supported my family and I throughout this journey!  You know me.  It was a beautiful day – and a … Continue reading

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Learning, in community, knows no limits

I got to the school early enough that it was still quiet.  Sandra caught me in the hallway. “Stacey, you have to come and see the teacher’s workroom!”  She was thrilled at the thought that I would enjoy seeing this … Continue reading

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Quilts, mittens, and tapenade

I drew open the curtains this morning to see a slight frost had nipped the rooftop.  I breathed it in.  I thanked God for the day. I had no pain. “Good- morning, Stacey.”  greeted Kevin with the coffee he made … Continue reading

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The Quilt that Changed the Game

There is really nothing much left to the imagination now.  I’ve seen it – I’ve read it – I’ve processed it.   Yesterday – I received a copy of the doctor’s report:  Stage IV cancer.  So, what does that change? … Continue reading

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We can do it, can’t we?

“Just six more.  Come on – we are strong!  We can do it, right? Let’s go!” “Vandie – you are killing us!” we, the fitness ladies in Vandie’s fitness studio, whined and complained.    But we did it – we … Continue reading

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