Sep 13, 2009 - 3:44 pm
This is a HUGE thank you to Bill and Loretta (our EC Board "Marshalls") for all the time and effort that they spend on this discussion board. Two years ago, they fought hard to have this board reinstated, after the ACI elected to remove it, because Esophageal Cancer was not as "popular" (for lack of a better word), than all the other cancers. Their dedication and hard fight is a whole other story.
It is hard to believe that it is 2 years this month, that they succeded in having this board rightfully returned. If you look back on all of the entries over the past two years, you will see how many people they have helped with their experience, wisdom, and good humor. I know that they agonize over every entry that they write, and spend much of their time worrying about and helping every person who writes.
It was my good fortune to meet them on this discussion board two years ago, right BEFORE there were plans to remove it. My husband was diagnosed Stage IV and was given less than two years to live, even with chemo treatments,(surgery was not an option). He's beaten the doctor's time table, and is remaining NED, since Jan. 2008. I am honored to call Bill and Loretta my friends. I don't post here too often, but I do read each and every entry, and have become familiar with all the wonderful people who reach out to give and to get help here.
My reason for writing today, is to thank dear Bill and Loretta (my cyber angel) for their loving, selfless and dedicated work on this forum. We're all that much better informed and stronger from having them in our corner!!! They have their own daily life challenges, but they always put the people here first.
So, thank you, Bill and Loretta for everything that you have done, and will continue to do for all of your cyber friends. I am proud to be one of them. Cheryl