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  • janie1
    janie1 Member Posts: 753
    Sundanceh said:

    Hi Maggie May:)
    Yep, me too...as you saw, I barely made it talking about Chicky, before I got slightly unhinged and left a few tears for the world to see...I figured I'd leave it just as I shot it - real and uncensored.

    The Lion did die after Donna passed. But, as I said, her nickname for me became the inspiration behind the title for the book - it is a tribute to her. Makes me very sad that she is not here to see any of this. I miss hearing what she would have said.

    I'm so glad to see you!!

    Losing Jennie was pretty sudden for all of us - we had sat down to watch tv and were actually in decent spirits for a change - and then we got word....it was a shock! The community has shed a few tears, which means that she was valued here.

    Tears are the lubrication for the soul - they keep our insides oiled:)

    Well, I'm so glad that you are all a part of this - just means more to me that way. I feel like the community is there with me while we try this - otherwise I'd be battling alone...I've done enough of that.

    We're close to 200 views!

    I know it's hard to come here sometimes - but us friends, and especially us ol' timers gotta' stay together, right?

    Love you too!

    -Leo:)

    Surely, Dr. Phil (a Texan),
    Surely, Dr. Phil (a Texan), couldn't possibly turn down another Texan. I think it will happen. :)
    I hate this disease and something needs to draw more attention to it. Too many billions of "donation" dollars are being wasted.
    Go get 'em Craig!!
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    janie1 said:

    Surely, Dr. Phil (a Texan),
    Surely, Dr. Phil (a Texan), couldn't possibly turn down another Texan. I think it will happen. :)
    I hate this disease and something needs to draw more attention to it. Too many billions of "donation" dollars are being wasted.
    Go get 'em Craig!!

    Taco Night?
    LOL!

    Nothing goes better with tacos than a Sundance video:)

    LOL!

    I like your attitude...I'm so blind I want to see the glass 1/2 full:)

    As always, thanks again, J!

    -Craig
  • joemetz
    joemetz Member Posts: 493
    Lion's Roar
    Keep your roar going and keep helping others.

    never lose your passion and your personal drive.

    I watched and listened and left a LIKE in hopes that Dr. Phil listens and hears you.

    Have you considered self publishing?

    Have you had any copies of your book printed yet?

    email me: [email protected]

    I might be able to help for the first or limited publishing run to get the ball rolling.

    my best

    JoeMetz - Toledo
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    joemetz said:

    Lion's Roar
    Keep your roar going and keep helping others.

    never lose your passion and your personal drive.

    I watched and listened and left a LIKE in hopes that Dr. Phil listens and hears you.

    Have you considered self publishing?

    Have you had any copies of your book printed yet?

    email me: [email protected]

    I might be able to help for the first or limited publishing run to get the ball rolling.

    my best

    JoeMetz - Toledo

    Hey Joe:)
    Thanks for watching!

    I have looked into self-publishing. Lulu looked good from the ones that I looked at. Of course, they say you can self-publish for "free."

    But, you and I know, Joe, there is no real free. I suppose if one were really talented with graphic arts for fonts and cover designs, and knew how to properly format correctly, one could go that route.

    But, that's not my forte at this point. The way I understand it, is that when you send it in to their server for the process itself, if things are lined up incorrectly or whatnot, then that's exactly how it gets printed.

    So, instead of a new chapter opening on the right page...it would open on the left, as an example. One major futz like that and the whole project loses credibility and it's all for naught then.

    So, then I checked out their "services." Very quickly, it adds up.

    So, a friend of mine recommended KickStarter, where investors contribute to the project in return for something - haven't had time to look into this yet. That's intriguing, but I talked with another guy and he said, you'd really need to have the hitters lined up....just cold calling it probably would not work.

    The other thing I've heard about self-publishing is that if you do it, you are no longer considered by the Big Boy publishers...in essence, you become tainted goods and they don't want to touch you.

    I've always felt for a project of this magnitude that I needed the deep pockets of a major publisher, for advertising and their long arms for distributiion and getting the product to the masses.

    Solely trying to get the attention of the Big Boys puts your manuscript in the slush pile, where it is likely to never see the light of day.

    As a result, I've concentrated my efforts in trying to land a literary agent to represent my project and use their connections with the major publishing houses to pull this thing off.

    Well, you saw the video, you know the rest....:)

    Going for Dr. Phil is a long shot, I know...I tried Sharon Osbourne a couple of times, but have heard nothing...did not expect to, of course.

    I've got another 10-agents I'm going to submit too - I expect rejections, but still I need to try, so I won't have to worry that I didn't try to pull a rabbit out of the hat.

    It's possible that my project just isn't mainstream, though a couple of agents told me that my work was viable and had merit. The issue is me being unknown and they are looking for "guaranteed sales."

    So, my project is a big risk for them.

    Of course, what really separates me from someone else that has a book out there?

    Ok...besides talent:)

    LOL!

    Thanks, Joe, I'm keeping all of the options open. I don't want to die and have this book sitting on a hard drive not doing anybody any good. I let the community read the first chapter and some samples from other chapters. Everyone seemed to like it - or they know how to not hurt my feelings:)

    I would like the book available in some form, so that at least some could tap into it if they chose to...I'd just hate to see it all for nothing. I know it could help soothe and I know I relate to folks with the topic.

    I worked really hard on it right after I got out of treatment. I've probably got 750 hours of my time wrapped up in this, so it was all consuming. Not to mention, having to go back through that emotional ride, so I could get the thoughts and feelings where I needed them to be.

    "The Lion's Roar" - A Texan's Journey Inside the World of Cancer.

    Chicky would have been so proud.

    Thanks again, Joe...I will think deeply about your offer...maybe we can team up...I usually kick **** when my projects become community projects:)

    All my best to you!

    -Craig
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    toyfox said:

    craig
    Watched the video....we both hope the best for you.
    No matter what happens you have been a light for many.
    Take care....Linda

    Linda:)
    Thank you for watching, Linda!

    Continued best to you and yours with this fight.

    Thank you for your kind words.

    They say a candle that burns so bright - only burns 1/2 as long:)

    Take care,
    -Craig
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    dmj101 said:

    Way to Go!!!!
    I hope Phill

    Way to Go!!!!
    I hope Phill helps you out..
    Best of luck
    Donna

    Thanks, Donna!
    Hope so!

    -c
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    jjaj133 said:

    Dear Craig, I just saw this
    Dear Craig, I just saw this and went on to u tube. Your are amazing and I will be praying for the best outcome.If your book gets published it will be wonderful, but IF the worst should happen and it doesn't, you will still have made a difference in so many lives. Remember that pebble in the pond? The ripples are innumerable.
    So is your impact. You carry Jennie's torch high & bright. No matter what happens, you will keep it going. Cause that is who you are.
    Love you my friend,
    Judy

    All Smiles, Judy:)
    I thought the impact was my fat **** hitting the pavement with a thundering THUD!

    LOL!

    "The Subject of IF" - sounds like another post, doesn't it?

    I hear your consoling words in your post - you know the odds are long as well as me and anyone else that is aware of this. I appreciate you trying to lessen my fall:)

    I've known IF all of my life - I was hoping to meet WHEN at some point though:)

    But, you're right...and I set myself up for failure by even trying. But, I'm reminded of a line from Gene Hackman in the 1973 epic, The Poseidon Adventure..."God Loves Tryers."

    If that's the case, He should just love me:)

    All I do is try - I'd like to win one though, before I head to the locker room - hang up my cleats - and call it a career:)

    Thank you for your friendship and all of the love and support you have given me. You are truly, like so many gals here, one of the good ones:)

    Thank you for watching - thank you for registering to post and comment - and thank you for being here....oh, and thanks for being with me:)

    Boy, I ladeled that on like thick gravy, huh?

    But, I meant every word:)

    Love you too!

    -Craig
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,712 **
    Sundanceh said:

    Hey Joe:)
    Thanks for watching!

    I have looked into self-publishing. Lulu looked good from the ones that I looked at. Of course, they say you can self-publish for "free."

    But, you and I know, Joe, there is no real free. I suppose if one were really talented with graphic arts for fonts and cover designs, and knew how to properly format correctly, one could go that route.

    But, that's not my forte at this point. The way I understand it, is that when you send it in to their server for the process itself, if things are lined up incorrectly or whatnot, then that's exactly how it gets printed.

    So, instead of a new chapter opening on the right page...it would open on the left, as an example. One major futz like that and the whole project loses credibility and it's all for naught then.

    So, then I checked out their "services." Very quickly, it adds up.

    So, a friend of mine recommended KickStarter, where investors contribute to the project in return for something - haven't had time to look into this yet. That's intriguing, but I talked with another guy and he said, you'd really need to have the hitters lined up....just cold calling it probably would not work.

    The other thing I've heard about self-publishing is that if you do it, you are no longer considered by the Big Boy publishers...in essence, you become tainted goods and they don't want to touch you.

    I've always felt for a project of this magnitude that I needed the deep pockets of a major publisher, for advertising and their long arms for distributiion and getting the product to the masses.

    Solely trying to get the attention of the Big Boys puts your manuscript in the slush pile, where it is likely to never see the light of day.

    As a result, I've concentrated my efforts in trying to land a literary agent to represent my project and use their connections with the major publishing houses to pull this thing off.

    Well, you saw the video, you know the rest....:)

    Going for Dr. Phil is a long shot, I know...I tried Sharon Osbourne a couple of times, but have heard nothing...did not expect to, of course.

    I've got another 10-agents I'm going to submit too - I expect rejections, but still I need to try, so I won't have to worry that I didn't try to pull a rabbit out of the hat.

    It's possible that my project just isn't mainstream, though a couple of agents told me that my work was viable and had merit. The issue is me being unknown and they are looking for "guaranteed sales."

    So, my project is a big risk for them.

    Of course, what really separates me from someone else that has a book out there?

    Ok...besides talent:)

    LOL!

    Thanks, Joe, I'm keeping all of the options open. I don't want to die and have this book sitting on a hard drive not doing anybody any good. I let the community read the first chapter and some samples from other chapters. Everyone seemed to like it - or they know how to not hurt my feelings:)

    I would like the book available in some form, so that at least some could tap into it if they chose to...I'd just hate to see it all for nothing. I know it could help soothe and I know I relate to folks with the topic.

    I worked really hard on it right after I got out of treatment. I've probably got 750 hours of my time wrapped up in this, so it was all consuming. Not to mention, having to go back through that emotional ride, so I could get the thoughts and feelings where I needed them to be.

    "The Lion's Roar" - A Texan's Journey Inside the World of Cancer.

    Chicky would have been so proud.

    Thanks again, Joe...I will think deeply about your offer...maybe we can team up...I usually kick **** when my projects become community projects:)

    All my best to you!

    -Craig

    Pages
    How many pages is it? My first job was working for a book publishing company and that's all I did was type all day long. Actually was the fastest typest there at 110 wpm and fairly accurate. The reason I'm asking about the length is because you might want to consider a "not so" well-known book publishing company. That might give you better odds of getting it printed. Just a thought. Still hoping for Dr. Phil to send you some good news. When would you know anyway? Is there some time line that he is accepting these offers? COME ON DOWN DR. PHIL - WE NEED YOU.

    Kim
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392

    Pages
    How many pages is it? My first job was working for a book publishing company and that's all I did was type all day long. Actually was the fastest typest there at 110 wpm and fairly accurate. The reason I'm asking about the length is because you might want to consider a "not so" well-known book publishing company. That might give you better odds of getting it printed. Just a thought. Still hoping for Dr. Phil to send you some good news. When would you know anyway? Is there some time line that he is accepting these offers? COME ON DOWN DR. PHIL - WE NEED YOU.

    Kim

    Kim
    Kim

    I'd publish with any bonafide outfit there was. It's about 230 pages by my count. But I've cold called a few publishers and don't even get a response there. At least the agents flat out reject me upfront.

    Self-publishing is a problem if you don't know what you are doing - I need help if I go that route.

    As far as timeline, I can't find any information on when it will end - or how I would find out. I suppose if I never hear, that's my answer...you know "The Sound of Silence."

    I'm with you, "come on down, Dr. P." This might be my best shot.

    I think there are over 250 responses in just over 5-days, so the activity has been good...

    I've sent inquires into Dr. Phil to ask about this...no response received...I've tried 3x now.

    I'll just keep it going...it's out of my hands now...

    Thanks!

    -Craig
  • jjaj133
    jjaj133 Member Posts: 867
    Sundanceh said:

    All Smiles, Judy:)
    I thought the impact was my fat **** hitting the pavement with a thundering THUD!

    LOL!

    "The Subject of IF" - sounds like another post, doesn't it?

    I hear your consoling words in your post - you know the odds are long as well as me and anyone else that is aware of this. I appreciate you trying to lessen my fall:)

    I've known IF all of my life - I was hoping to meet WHEN at some point though:)

    But, you're right...and I set myself up for failure by even trying. But, I'm reminded of a line from Gene Hackman in the 1973 epic, The Poseidon Adventure..."God Loves Tryers."

    If that's the case, He should just love me:)

    All I do is try - I'd like to win one though, before I head to the locker room - hang up my cleats - and call it a career:)

    Thank you for your friendship and all of the love and support you have given me. You are truly, like so many gals here, one of the good ones:)

    Thank you for watching - thank you for registering to post and comment - and thank you for being here....oh, and thanks for being with me:)

    Boy, I ladeled that on like thick gravy, huh?

    But, I meant every word:)

    Love you too!

    -Craig

    it ain't over yet! Never,
    it ain't over yet! Never, never, stop trying, cause if you do, you might as well hang up your cleats. Picture yourself at a book signing. We will all be there. I'll be the one with the balloons.
    J
  • Jaylo969
    Jaylo969 Member Posts: 824
    Sundanceh said:

    Kim
    Kim

    I'd publish with any bonafide outfit there was. It's about 230 pages by my count. But I've cold called a few publishers and don't even get a response there. At least the agents flat out reject me upfront.

    Self-publishing is a problem if you don't know what you are doing - I need help if I go that route.

    As far as timeline, I can't find any information on when it will end - or how I would find out. I suppose if I never hear, that's my answer...you know "The Sound of Silence."

    I'm with you, "come on down, Dr. P." This might be my best shot.

    I think there are over 250 responses in just over 5-days, so the activity has been good...

    I've sent inquires into Dr. Phil to ask about this...no response received...I've tried 3x now.

    I'll just keep it going...it's out of my hands now...

    Thanks!

    -Craig

    YouTube
    Watched it Craig and it is THUMBS UP good.Hope Dr.Phil will act on it.

    The best of wishes for your success in this endeavor.

    -Pat
  • jjaj133
    jjaj133 Member Posts: 867
    It's me again--- just saw
    It's me again--- just saw this written on Pinterest & thought of you.

    It's always too early to quit.

    Remember that. If you forget, WE WILL REMIND YOU.
    (((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    jjaj133 said:

    It's me again--- just saw
    It's me again--- just saw this written on Pinterest & thought of you.

    It's always too early to quit.

    Remember that. If you forget, WE WILL REMIND YOU.
    (((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))

    Judy
    You just keep on "reminding me."

    :-)

    Big hugs to you!

    -c
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    Jaylo969 said:

    YouTube
    Watched it Craig and it is THUMBS UP good.Hope Dr.Phil will act on it.

    The best of wishes for your success in this endeavor.

    -Pat

    My Pat:)

    As we continue to sift through the rubble of my dad's house and estate...many times I find myself thinking of you and how you liquidated yor parent's estate.

    I could not understand then what I'm beginning to understand now as my wife and I traverse this minefield.

    I get a clear understanding of what you had to go through...

    Thanks for watching - always good to touch base with you:)

    -Craig
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576
    Sundanceh said:

    Judy
    You just keep on "reminding me."

    :-)

    Big hugs to you!

    -c

    dang
    dang......every time you write something Leo I think!!!!! yaya.....Dr. Phil called.....

    sorry.....I'll be good....and quiet too

    mags
  • jjaj133
    jjaj133 Member Posts: 867
    Sundanceh said:

    Judy
    You just keep on "reminding me."

    :-)

    Big hugs to you!

    -c

    you betcha!!

    you betcha!!
  • Maxiecat
    Maxiecat Member Posts: 544
    jjaj133 said:

    you betcha!!

    you betcha!!

    You made this girl cry....I
    You made this girl cry....I hope someone at thevDr Phil show sees your video. You deserve your do-over.

    Alex
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    Maxiecat said:

    You made this girl cry....I
    You made this girl cry....I hope someone at thevDr Phil show sees your video. You deserve your do-over.

    Alex

    Thank you, Alex!
    We've got 299 hits so far!

    I was nervous on the video - muffed it quite a few times - but hey, at least it's authentic and not fabricated:)

    Once I get comfortable and settle in with someone, it's a whole new ballgame:)

    If I ever get to the Dr. Phil show, I'll probably need someone off-screen holding up a cue card reminding me what my name is:)

    LOL!

    Thank you for watching and reading - and your honest expression of how it made you feel:)

    -Craig
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    maglets said:

    dang
    dang......every time you write something Leo I think!!!!! yaya.....Dr. Phil called.....

    sorry.....I'll be good....and quiet too

    mags

    Mags:)
    Maggie:)

    No worries.

    The Lion will roar so loud, I'll shake the snow off your roof all the way up to Owen Sound!

    LOL!

    You can ask me anytime you want - I'm glad you are interested. I hope we make it. I saw them still advertising for it, so I'm in the hunt. We're up to 299 views.

    The Sundance Army is in gear and moving forward....pretty good I think - nearly 300 hits in a week?

    And don't be quiet - it's time for US to make noise - somebody has got to hear us!

    You're already good - so don't go changin' that:)

    -Leo
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    To: Anna P.
    Dear Anna P.

    I saw you post a comment on my YT video. I must say that I was very touched and moved, because I know you took the time to register a profile, so that you could post your lovely, supportive comment.

    That right there says so much to me…

    I hope that you stop back in a moment and happen to catch this response to you – Thank You!!!

    When I read what you wrote, I’m reminded of all the times that we’ve talked. One of my favorite all time imageries that I have off from this board, is the scene of you and dear Frank rolling down the highway with the Santa Craig tunes playing – and you two singing along and passing the long miles to treatment together – in person and in spirit.

    I never have any idea when I do something for anyone, that it will ever have any real, everlasting impact on one’s lives. I always figure I’m like something disposable that you use and then toss away.

    I never see myself as meaning anything permanent or making an etching into another person. It’s from how I was raised and grew up. I just never seemed to matter enough to anyone.

    I always felt like I had a lot of love to give – but, just nobody to give it to – and certainly nobody that would ever want it. That was, until I met the folks here in this part of our world – folks like you and Frank – and a host of so many others here – past & present.

    But, I’ve always thought that more than the price of something – it’s the giving of ourselves that people will cherish…that knowing that a particular someone was on your mind at that time and one felt the innate need to reach out and touch someone….that is what is most important.

    So, your story continues to resonate with me to this very day. Because, you’ve often told me how much the SC cd meant to you and Frank…and hearing that story always fills my heart with a joy that is indescribable.

    It was a simple little thing – but it touched many lives on here, including yours and Frank’s. And I will always hold that special memory of you two in my heart, wherever I will go – forever.

    Thank you so much for checking in on us – and thanks so much for staying up with me, when I know you got a million other things to do:)

    I’ve been blessed with the loyalty of friends like you….we all spent time here together in one of the most wonderful, special times of the board’s existence, at least for me. What a cast of characters that were roaming the halls in those days

    I just can’t thank you enough for your friendship and continued support. Your testimony was strong and powerful. All of the comments were that way. It is a testament alone to what our group can do when we join together.

    Bless you as you continue to move forward – and say hi to Frank for me the next time he is on your mind…it always made me feel good that he wanted to know about me.

    Love always,
    -Craig
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    steved said:

    WAtched it
    Enjoyed hearing you talk about your aim and really like the dedication. Most of all I liked being able to put a face to a name- really makes this board more human (like you I am most intereted in the human impacts of cancer) and perhaps more of us should post videos and pictures of ourselves to help link this community beyond the faceless posts we all use.

    Actually it reminded me of how we form false images of people from their posts- Irealised I had formed an image of you in my mind from reading your writing adn you look nothing like it.For some reason in my mind you had grey hair and were much older(perhaps to reflect the wisdom you write). Strange how we do that.

    Thanks for bringing more 'human-ness' to this site

    steve

    Hey Steve:)
    Thanks so much for watching the video. That's one of the great marvels of technology and an example of how it used for good. The ability to connect Texas to England is pretty remarkable and allows us the same experience, no matter where we are geographically located.

    I think you know me well enough by now to understand that I'm all about The Human, in any shape, form or fashion. While the X's and O's of cancer are always vitally important, I've always felt that it's the emotional underbelly of us that cancer exposes.

    Some turn more empathetic and look past themselves to others - while others are at a different stop in their journey. I've always found that to be one of the most fascinating dichotomies about the cancer experience.

    I know that anomynity is important for some folks - and that's cool. This is actually quite interesting as it forces us to look past our initial prejudices that we might get with a visual image and focuses our attention on the spirit of who the person really is through their words.

    We fall in love with what the person stands for - and what they represent - not how they look.

    And once a basis has been established, then it's always good to peel back that last inner layer and see and hear the person we've been talking to, who now becomes a real-life, breathing person and not an image.

    I always thought that this was a beautiful thing.

    And the human side can never be overlooked as to its importance.

    Cancer is the tie that binds up - but when we slough off that layer and look past, we see one another and we recognize that we all share so many similar experiences with life - the tragedies - the defeats - and the uniting factor that we are all just trying to figure out how to make it to the next day - the best that we know how.

    And we always find it comforting to have someone along with us to pass the miles and share the smiles - or to shed a few tears as we talk about our fears.

    Your paragraph on imagery I really enjoyed. I think you're absolutely right... I think it leads back to the paragraph I just wrote above....about how we visualize someone in our heads - and then we find they are nothing like we imagined.

    You are right, it is so strange why we do that. I can only summize that it is our brains trying to shape an image from the pieces of information that we have readily available. It's sort of like a jig-saw puzzle, where we have the outline of the person, but we don't yet have all of the missing pieces of the puzzle put in.

    Anyway, that's my real hair color by the way:) I've still got most of it...you can see why I will be a big hit with the honeys down at the senior center, right?

    LOL!

    I'm glad you now have a face with my name. I appreciate you taking your time to watch my video and respond and to try and support my endeavor.

    I'm a student of human nature and I'm always glad to be able to share some of my thoughts with all of you folks.

    You will be in my thoughts - you already have been for quite awhile.

    -Craig

    "Just a human being - being human."
  • Goldie1
    Goldie1 Member Posts: 264
    Sundanceh said:

    To: Anna P.
    Dear Anna P.

    I saw you post a comment on my YT video. I must say that I was very touched and moved, because I know you took the time to register a profile, so that you could post your lovely, supportive comment.

    That right there says so much to me…

    I hope that you stop back in a moment and happen to catch this response to you – Thank You!!!

    When I read what you wrote, I’m reminded of all the times that we’ve talked. One of my favorite all time imageries that I have off from this board, is the scene of you and dear Frank rolling down the highway with the Santa Craig tunes playing – and you two singing along and passing the long miles to treatment together – in person and in spirit.

    I never have any idea when I do something for anyone, that it will ever have any real, everlasting impact on one’s lives. I always figure I’m like something disposable that you use and then toss away.

    I never see myself as meaning anything permanent or making an etching into another person. It’s from how I was raised and grew up. I just never seemed to matter enough to anyone.

    I always felt like I had a lot of love to give – but, just nobody to give it to – and certainly nobody that would ever want it. That was, until I met the folks here in this part of our world – folks like you and Frank – and a host of so many others here – past & present.

    But, I’ve always thought that more than the price of something – it’s the giving of ourselves that people will cherish…that knowing that a particular someone was on your mind at that time and one felt the innate need to reach out and touch someone….that is what is most important.

    So, your story continues to resonate with me to this very day. Because, you’ve often told me how much the SC cd meant to you and Frank…and hearing that story always fills my heart with a joy that is indescribable.

    It was a simple little thing – but it touched many lives on here, including yours and Frank’s. And I will always hold that special memory of you two in my heart, wherever I will go – forever.

    Thank you so much for checking in on us – and thanks so much for staying up with me, when I know you got a million other things to do:)

    I’ve been blessed with the loyalty of friends like you….we all spent time here together in one of the most wonderful, special times of the board’s existence, at least for me. What a cast of characters that were roaming the halls in those days

    I just can’t thank you enough for your friendship and continued support. Your testimony was strong and powerful. All of the comments were that way. It is a testament alone to what our group can do when we join together.

    Bless you as you continue to move forward – and say hi to Frank for me the next time he is on your mind…it always made me feel good that he wanted to know about me.

    Love always,
    -Craig

    Two thumbs up...
    on a great and inspiring video! Glad I kept the tissue box close by!

    Best wishes!

    Ellen
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    Goldie1 said:

    Two thumbs up...
    on a great and inspiring video! Glad I kept the tissue box close by!

    Best wishes!

    Ellen

    Didn't Want to Forget You:)
    Hi Ellen!

    Thank you so much for watching!

    My goldie says hi too...the last year we are finally getting to know each other...I was so sick the first 15-months of his life, I was just like a boarder in a rent house...he didn't know who I was...and I was too sick to be anything that I needed to be for him when he was a puppy.

    I see some Sundance in Harley now:)

    Thanks again and continued best wishes!

    -Craig
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    Sundanceh said:

    Didn't Want to Forget You:)
    Hi Ellen!

    Thank you so much for watching!

    My goldie says hi too...the last year we are finally getting to know each other...I was so sick the first 15-months of his life, I was just like a boarder in a rent house...he didn't know who I was...and I was too sick to be anything that I needed to be for him when he was a puppy.

    I see some Sundance in Harley now:)

    Thanks again and continued best wishes!

    -Craig

    And Now.....We Wait.....
    I just wanted to touch base one more time and say thanks again for all those who have participated. The numbers keep incrementing, so I'll keep hoping...

    I'll keep trying to find a way to light a match to this thing, so it can take off.

    I'll post again if anything ever comes out of this - one way or the other.

    Until that day, thank you for all of your support!

    -Craig
  • amcp
    amcp Member Posts: 251
    Sundanceh said:

    To: Anna P.
    Dear Anna P.

    I saw you post a comment on my YT video. I must say that I was very touched and moved, because I know you took the time to register a profile, so that you could post your lovely, supportive comment.

    That right there says so much to me…

    I hope that you stop back in a moment and happen to catch this response to you – Thank You!!!

    When I read what you wrote, I’m reminded of all the times that we’ve talked. One of my favorite all time imageries that I have off from this board, is the scene of you and dear Frank rolling down the highway with the Santa Craig tunes playing – and you two singing along and passing the long miles to treatment together – in person and in spirit.

    I never have any idea when I do something for anyone, that it will ever have any real, everlasting impact on one’s lives. I always figure I’m like something disposable that you use and then toss away.

    I never see myself as meaning anything permanent or making an etching into another person. It’s from how I was raised and grew up. I just never seemed to matter enough to anyone.

    I always felt like I had a lot of love to give – but, just nobody to give it to – and certainly nobody that would ever want it. That was, until I met the folks here in this part of our world – folks like you and Frank – and a host of so many others here – past & present.

    But, I’ve always thought that more than the price of something – it’s the giving of ourselves that people will cherish…that knowing that a particular someone was on your mind at that time and one felt the innate need to reach out and touch someone….that is what is most important.

    So, your story continues to resonate with me to this very day. Because, you’ve often told me how much the SC cd meant to you and Frank…and hearing that story always fills my heart with a joy that is indescribable.

    It was a simple little thing – but it touched many lives on here, including yours and Frank’s. And I will always hold that special memory of you two in my heart, wherever I will go – forever.

    Thank you so much for checking in on us – and thanks so much for staying up with me, when I know you got a million other things to do:)

    I’ve been blessed with the loyalty of friends like you….we all spent time here together in one of the most wonderful, special times of the board’s existence, at least for me. What a cast of characters that were roaming the halls in those days

    I just can’t thank you enough for your friendship and continued support. Your testimony was strong and powerful. All of the comments were that way. It is a testament alone to what our group can do when we join together.

    Bless you as you continue to move forward – and say hi to Frank for me the next time he is on your mind…it always made me feel good that he wanted to know about me.

    Love always,
    -Craig

    You are SO AMAZING
    I check on the board every couple of days. My life was totally changed when cancer came into it. I keep up with how everyone is doing. Yes I have gone forward...I have even remarried but Frank was my first love and now Paul is my last love. I have retired and plan on trying to do some volunteer work at our local cancer center. I hate cancer but it taught me so many
    valuable lessons and gave me so many amazing friends like you. I posted your site to my facebook page. Your book is so NEEDED ...you have a great gift with words and with all that you have been through you can help so so many people. If ever there is anything I can do to help you let me know. I will do whatever I can whenever I can to help you!! You have brought so many happy memories and joys into my life. I too will never forget Frank's face filled with happiness and joy while singing along with your cd. You do have alot of love to give and you give it everyday on the board. I keep you always in my thoughts and prayers. You are a light to those of us that come here for knowledge, hope, and constant encouragement. I too am a Texan! I sure hope that someway or somehow your book becomes published. It will be the best gift you could ever give to someone with cancer or their family. I know you won't but never give up...YOUR BOOK IS NEEDED just like YOU ARE NEEDED!!
    Love always,
    Anna Proctor Howard
  • Aud
    Aud Member Posts: 479
    Craig
    I watched your video and your sincerity and care shines through. I do hope that you "get that chance" to tell your story to so many others.
    In the Light,
    Aud
  • mommyof2kds
    mommyof2kds Member Posts: 519
    Aud said:

    Craig
    I watched your video and your sincerity and care shines through. I do hope that you "get that chance" to tell your story to so many others.
    In the Light,
    Aud

    book
    great video. I admire your strength. I hope You get this chance. I would love to buy your book... Best of luck Craig,,,
  • buckeye2
    buckeye2 Member Posts: 428
    I watched the video and
    I watched the video and thought you did a nice job. Your oral skills equal your written ones. I will have to say that you make me ashamed of how much time I have spent wallowing in my own self pity. You are truly a role model for me. Maybe today I will try to look outside myself. Lisa
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    buckeye2 said:

    I watched the video and
    I watched the video and thought you did a nice job. Your oral skills equal your written ones. I will have to say that you make me ashamed of how much time I have spent wallowing in my own self pity. You are truly a role model for me. Maybe today I will try to look outside myself. Lisa

    Hi Lisa:)
    I've missed you!

    Completely understand why you made a jail break out of here though.

    I'm so happy you got to see the tape...made my day:)

    You know, Lisa, the world has been trying to still my voice ever since that prof yanked my chords all those decades ago.

    My attempts so far have been thwarted at every turn...Dr. Phil is a chance...I'm way behind the others in hits but still hoping it's the message that counts...don't know what they will base the decision on.

    Thanks for watching and glad you liked it!

    Your praise humbles me...I'm just a guy trying to figure it out.

    Stay in touch...I might need you on my campaign trail:)

    Fondly,

    -Craig
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    buckeye2 said:

    I watched the video and
    I watched the video and thought you did a nice job. Your oral skills equal your written ones. I will have to say that you make me ashamed of how much time I have spent wallowing in my own self pity. You are truly a role model for me. Maybe today I will try to look outside myself. Lisa

    oops
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