Thursday, January 20, 2011

It's simply not fair

I have a niece. Actually I have more than one niece, but the one I’m thinking about right now is young, full of life and is never seen without the world’s biggest smile on her face.

She’s a wonderful partner, and mother to three lovely little daughters. And she's the perfect daughter to my brother and his wife. If you were to meet her now, you’d never know that she is suffering one of life’s cruelest afflictions. It’s simply not fair that my niece has breast cancer.

I was scanning Facebook a few minutes ago and I came across a message she left earlier today. I loved it and I thought I’d share it with you. This is what she wrote;

There are the normal ( . )( . ), the silicone ( + )( + )and the perfect (o)(o). Some are cold (^)(^) and some belong to grandmothers \./\./ and let’s not forget the very large (o Y o), the very small (.)(.) and the asymmetrical (•)(.) We love them all. Say П(_)П to Breast Cancer


  1. So sorry to hear about your niece Keith.. I just finished another bustier for "bra for a cause". You donate them, with 100 bucks and they auction off the bras, some signed by celebrities. I was so proud to see they used the thumbnail of my 2009 one for the campaign this year! I will have my 2011 one on my blog once I varnish it! 2009 they raised $75,000...which paid for equipment of some sort! Hope your niece recovers completely!

    Hugs Giggles

  2. Sorry to hear that Keith. It is a horrible thing. I love the quote you got there. All the strength for your niece and family.

  3. this is sad news. and cancer is never fair. love and prayers for you all!

  4. I am the niece in question. I would like to say a big Thank-you to Uncle Keith for his kind words. Thank-you also to the people who have left such lovely comments.
    I have now finished my chemotherapy, which actually wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Next week I am due to start three weeks of radiotherapy.
    When I was first diagnosed back in July, I didn't quite believe that it was happening, I mean I never normally suffer so much as a cold! Also at the age of 35 I felt that I was much too young. Within two weeks I was in hospital having a mastectomy and I started chemo in September. It is difficult to put in to words what it feels like to go through something like this, so many emotions rush through you;anger, sadness, resentment, fear to name but a few. However, my three gorgeous girls and a very supportive family enable me to remain positive and look forward to a time when this is in the past.

  5. That is one very brave niece. I hope & pray that she recovers.

  6. No, it is not fair! I wish and pray for your niece's well being, Keith. As the daughter of a great lady who went through the same horrors, I can sympathize with her family and friends.



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