Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Old Friends

I feel so sad tonight.

Apparently once you turn 40 all your class mates all start getting cancer and dying.

Yesterday my friend Casandra passed away after NINE MONTHS of being sick. Nine months is not very long. She was only 39 years old. She has 4 kids, two of who are still in school. One of her older girls is pregnant so she would have been a grandma by the end of  the year.

Instead she spent the last few months fighting and then slowly dying. It's just not fair. Such a sweet person that never hurt anyone.

Gone is the 1st chair clarinet, hard worker, super smart straight A getter, silly girl with a great laugh and smile.

Tonight I was scrolling through Facebook and I see another friend of mine from high school is also diagnosed with cancer. Apparently they've said they can't do anything else and he's got six months to live. AND a one year old and a three year old. I'm just so completely devastated for him and his family. He's never going to be able to see his little ones grow up. Someone has set up a fund raiser for him so they can go to Disneyland and to help with their medical bills.

Please if you can spare a few dollars can you click on this link and send him a few?

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Japolina said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I am friends with (or friends of friends with) at least 10 girls around my age who have battled breast cancer. It is just horrible.

It seems very senseless. I guess you just have to hug your kids and husband tighter and try not to sweat the small stuff. :(

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I'm so sorry Julie.
As you know I talk about this a lot. It sucks to get old, not so much for my mortality but of the mortality of all my loved ones and those around me.


Sarah said...

Sorry to hear that! I know that I would be failing down that poor health road if it wasn't for your inspiration! Love the ones that are here and remember those that are lost. So sad!

Kristin said...

This makes me so sad. Sorry for your loss. My sympathies to her family. <3

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