Sunday, October 4, 2009

Adrienne 1987-2009


Adrienne's Updates is a blog I had recently stumbled across, telling the story of Adrienne's battle with Hodgkin's cancer, mostly though her mother's words. As quickly as I found her blog, Adrienne lost her almost lifelong battle with this shitty disease, at age 21.

We must keep fighting for a cure.
Bee said...

Only 21? I look at Adrienne's vibrant face and feel utter disbelief and anger. I have two friends, both in their 40s, who've battled breast cancer this year.

All week long I've been going to coffee mornings in aid of cancer research. Every year in England, during the last week of September, people gather to drink coffee together and donate their pence and pounds.

On Friday, my teenage daughter got her first vaccination for the HPV virus which causes cervical cancer.

starrlife said...

I don't know what to say... I went there and now I'm devastated. Just going back, back, back... thru their loving posts and their loss... horrible. Oh Maggie....

Irish Gumbo said...

Another star fades out, but the sky is ever lovely for the light that was...

magnoliaamber said...

au revoir, Adrienne.

This is kind of thing which persistently makes me sit and do my homework properly, hoping someday I could help to halt this sadness for cancer can somehow be cured..

Alix said...

I'm on my way, and even though I know it's going to be sad - I want to read her story. Those of us who go thorough life blessed with good health need to remember how very lucky we are. Those of us who have brought children into the world who have grown happy and healthy and strong are doubly blessed. There is no greater gift than good health and no sadder story than for those who it is most elusive.

I have a daughter named Adrian, so this is a must read for many reasons. Thanks for the link!

Beth said...

We are doing a Light the Night Walk here in Toronto next week to raise funds for Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Leukemia. I too know a young woman battling the disease.

Jason, as himself said...

Damn!

Annie K said...

I'm very sorry, Maggie.

Maggie May said...

MagnoliaAmber that is one of the best comments I've ever had. I love your spirit, girl.

Laura said...

That is heartbreaking. It really puts things in perspective.

Aunt Juicebox said...

How truly sad. My brother in law is a Hodgkins survivor.

That one girl said...

Ugh, that is soooo devastating! It's amazing how one story puts so many things into perspective.

:(

Elizabeth said...

So sad. It's all bewildering, isn't it -- pain and suffering.

Barrie said...

Thank you for sharing this link. Xo

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I understand the shock and disappointment and sadness. I have lost folks like that, as well as folks in the blogosphere on the prayer list that I maintain on my site. Should it be of any help, I blogged about it here: http://www.blestatheist.com/2009/08/lost-from-my-prayer-list.html.

yolanda said...

sad, maggie, sad

Patois said...

Oh, how horrible. I'm so sorry.

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