Hello friends! It's Livestrong Day today! We're YELLOW in support of this special day. Like most of you, cancer has touched our lives. We want to tell you about some of our friends and loved ones who have battled this disease.
Joseph A Festa is our blog Mom's Dad. He died of Prostate cancer in 1979 when he was just 54 years old. He was a great Father and our Mom and her family miss him everyday.
The names we honor on our cancer survivor list are three women who are very dear to us.
Collette and Carole Festa are two of our Mom's sister-in-laws. They are truly more like real sisters to her.
Both Collette and Carole are long-term breast cancer survivors, and we are thankful for each day they are in our lives.
The lady in the photo below is Genevieve Fillmore. She is like a second Mother to our two Moms. Mom met Gen through golf. In fact, Gen golfed everyday (and WALKED the golf course) until she was 88 years old. That was the year Gen was diagnosed with terminal Peritoneal cancer.
Gen's doctor told her to get her affairs in order and to go into hospice care. However, Gen went to an Oncologist who started her on chemotherapy. That was three years ago, and at age 91 Gen is still going strong! She has an incredible spirit and continues to live life to the fullest. She is still undergoing chemo three times a month, and she is still smiling through it!
Thank you to Milo and Alfie and to the Zoolatry gang for getting all the bloggers together for this Livestrong blog day! Big purrs to the Cat Blogosphere Blog too!
We also want to mention that there is a group of cat bloggers who are walking the Komen 3-Day for a Cure this weekend in San Francisco. They are walking 60 MILES in three days! Jeter Harris's Mom, Diva Kitty's Mom, Psycho Kitty Speaks Mom, and Skeezix the Cat's FL, to name a few. Guido the Italian Kitty's Mom is crewing for their team. These ladies raised over $17,500 to fight breast cancer! Woo Hoo!
Courage! Hope! Livestrong friends!
xoxo, Raymond and Busby