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October 18, 2008


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You are both amazing women! I am sharing your last two blogs with a friend who has recently come through treatment. I am sure that she would love to know about your friend's retreats.


I haven't had breast cancer but my best friend, Sondie, did. I was the friend who emptied her drains and came up from LA to take her to radiation. And to be with her in her last days some twelve years after she was first diagnosed. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss her.


Thank you for this story. I was just really touched by it. My prayers are with Carol.



Breast cancer touches every woman in some way --which is totally reflected by your comments. Whether it touches the compassion in your heart, like Ruthie; or the hopes for a friend beginning her journey, like Meem, or the memories of a treasured friend, as Jane describes. I have never met you, Jane, but Sondie was incredibly lucky to have a friend like you in her life--as I feel so lucky to have mine.

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