I spoke today to high school students

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Patteee
Patteee Member Posts: 945
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
in my high school that are doing a mini-course week on Cancer. They are focused on knitting and making hats for cancer patients. I don't work with these kids generally, but I do work and have with their teachers for years. So I had a chance to talk. And was surprised at how choked up I got at various places in my talk. All I could think of was, "wow has this been a journey or what??" The kids were great. The teachers pretty tearful- several commenting how hard it was on them when I was so sick. Yet how it all helped form a stronger bond with all of us. It was good. Not going to jump up to speak again any time soon.

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  • Crow71
    Crow71 Member Posts: 679 Member
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    I think this is just
    I think this is just awesome. Good for you.
  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277 Member
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    Patteee
    What a great experience. It's always nice when some good comes from our experience. Thanks for spreading the word.
  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277 Member
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    Crow71 said:

    I think this is just
    I think this is just awesome. Good for you.

    Hey Roger
    You back from Disney? How was it? Hope you had a great time.
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331 Member
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    Lori-S said:

    Patteee
    What a great experience. It's always nice when some good comes from our experience. Thanks for spreading the word.

    Nice,
    very nice Patteee! Enriching experience for both, you and the kids!
    Hugs!
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
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    WOW - Patteee
    I am so proud of you; that must have been so hard to do. I know, for me anyway, it is always hardest to speak up about things closest to my heart in front of people I know. I give you big kudos for doing this. I think it can mean so much for a student when it someone they know + that person is right there in front of them. I bet you taught them a lot. Thanks for doing it; you have moved our cause forward another step.
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917 Member
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    awesome!
    Way to spread the word! I am sure your words will stick with those students for a long time to come! Definitely a more personal message since they know you and have watched you as you battled! Thank you for helping to spread that news!
    mary
  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787 Member
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    msccolon said:

    awesome!
    Way to spread the word! I am sure your words will stick with those students for a long time to come! Definitely a more personal message since they know you and have watched you as you battled! Thank you for helping to spread that news!
    mary

    Fantastic !!
    I didn't realize just how hard that it is to get up in front of people and tell your story. I did it in church 1 time and it drained me. KUDOS to you. Great of you to share that. Take care

    Jennie
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
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    Proud
    Wonderful! I'm proud of you for doing that, even though it was hard.

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • just4Brooks
    just4Brooks Member Posts: 980 Member
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    Now how cool is that?
    Great job Patteee... Yes this has been a journy for all of us. I'm very proud of you!!


    Brooks
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member
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    Now how cool is that?
    Great job Patteee... Yes this has been a journy for all of us. I'm very proud of you!!


    Brooks

    Patteee
    You'll never know just how hard speaking of it is until you try it, now you know...good for you sweetheart.....Love to ya, Clift
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