- Sally Koch
Today I wanted to touch on (again) one of the MANY positive things that has come out of cancer. Case in point: I met Mary Sorens, who runs the Adult Bone Cancer Survivors website ( http://abc-survivors.net/ )(note: if you go to the main page of this site you will see a silly picture of me- hint: I have a bone in my hand, if you want the story, you'll have to ask), in which I am a member! Mary and I met at a conference/retreat a few years back in Montana. We sort of knew each other in passing then. The next year we got closer because I had joined her site and then a few months after that, through a course of events, we ended up rooming together throughout the country of Denmark for 2 weeks. What a fabulous travel companion she was!
Anyways, back to her site, she describes it perfectly:
We are a group of adults from all over the world who have been diagnosed with bone sarcoma, a type of cancerous tumor that invades bone. These tumors make up less than 1% of the cancer cases diagnosed each year, and they tend to occur in children, adolescents and young adults.
It is our mission to personally support other adults dealing with bone cancer diagnosis, treatment, and life beyond. Our site is maintained by a volunteer, and support is offered by patients and survivors who are willing to share their experiences.
Her site has valuable information, resources, a forum called the cafe, people's stories (like mine) and fun stuff too!
She and her site are an inspiration to us all and it does SO much good for lots of people! Check it out.
She also has a fabulous blog found here: http://abc-survivors.net/mary/ She's an amazing photographer, writer, etc. too!
Today, I am grateful for: Mary Sorens, friends, family, God and smoothies :)