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Survivor Stories / Tributes

Ruby Blackburn

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For my loving mother who fought so hard to conquer this THING. You are with Jesus now. I miss you so much. 09/04/32- 03/06/92

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Over a short period of time my mother’s stomach became swollen and painful. She went to a doctor who didn’t find anything and decided to get a second opinion. The next doctor found the cancer in her ovaries. She had surgery and the doctors got all but about 5%. She continued years of treatment even going into remission for a while. She thought she had conquered this “THING” as she called it. After one of her doctors visits which involved normal bloodwork her tests came back positive again. The cancer had spread all over her body in marble turmors. While on her death bed I was painting her nails and we were talking and she stopped.and raised her arm pointing her finger and looking at the foot of her bed and said I see JESUS!!!! That was the last thing she ever said. She has a new body now and it’s cancer free.

Last updated on: 12/24/2008


Pheonemnal breakdown of the topic, you should write for me too!

Gildas Gildas – 07/14/2011

Why don’t you contact the Cancer Council and ask about geittng some brochures to distribute or go in and they may help with this. It would be good to end it with leaving the class info to look at later.Also they could give you some statistics on teenagers around the classes age that they could relate to.The Cancer Council may give you a poster on the identifying of melanomas and you could use this to stretch out two minutes.You could mention that even if the sun is covered by a cloudy day does not protect you.Why don’t you read it out at a normal pace and time it, you may find you have enough. Does this include question timeI thought your work was great, and could not see room for improvement. Good luck

Chris Chris – 09/03/2012