Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Remembering Kim Wee


I think I mentioned in one of my post-holiday posts that the Christmas season wasn't awesome in that I was at the hospital twice, once with my grandfather and once with my mom. There was another tragedy that didn't touch me personally, but it hit my brother and my youngest sister really hard. The day after Christmas, they found out that a good friend of theirs had died of leukemia.

In the news today, there is an article about how cancer rates have fallen for two years in a row. That is fantastic news, but it still means that people are dying, and when it is someone who is young and healthy, it seems shocking that medical technology failed them. Actually, its not that shocking. There is still a lot to learn and many many people who can be saved.

 
And because of that, my younger brother has decided to do his bit. He is committed to raising $4,100 for TheLeukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) by April 1st. He will also be completing an Olympic Distance Triathlon through an organization linked to LLS called Team In Training. If you would like to support Leukemia Research, please think about helping Ross meet his goal. He works really hard and spends with his family and still makes time for things like this. He's a good guy and I'm really proud of him.

3 comments:

Sally Lomax said...

What a great idea.....

how sad though about your brother's friend.

S

Nicole said...

I noticed the same article, but it was on the NPR site. Good news, but we still have a long way to go.

Nicole said...

Will fix the photos on this post some day...
Thanks for the comments guys. Nicole, it freaks me out whenever I see your comments because my first reaction is a bit freaked out that I don't even REMEMBER writing that. Then it hits me- of course I don't, because that isn't me. Duh.