In October of 2010 my wife Debbie Cole was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Weeks later we learned that it had already turned metastatic. We were devastated!
That same year Debbie started the North shore cancer walk team.... Team Debbie Snack cakes.
Team Snack Cakes has been a top fundraiser for The North Shore Cancer Walk year after year since Deb created the team.
She started the team as a way to empower herself, help those going through what she was going through and in her words ...to “HELP KICK CANCERS ASS”!!!!
If you had the pleasure of knowing Debbie you knew she that was a fire cracker!! She had a wonderful zest for life and touched so many people.... more people that we will ever truly realize.
She continued to keep that zest through her courageous battle. She was relentless in her fight.
The words I like to use when describing her are Strength, Determination and Grace!
She fought like a champ and was determined to beat this disease.... until she unfortunately lost her battle on June 13th of 2014.
She faced the end with true grace and dignity.
I am still in awe at how she did what she did and dealt with the reality of everything in the way she did.
The morning she passed was the very same day we had our annual "Tickled Pink" Comedy fundraiser scheduled for at Giggles.
It was an easy decision to go forward with the event that same night knowing that she would have done the same exact thing.
It was one of the most emotional and strangely ... somehow uplifting nights I have ever experienced..... to come together that very same night to honor her in such a way.
9 Days later "Team Debbie's Snack Cakes" walked for her in what would have been her 4th annual North Shore Cancer Walk.
She wasn’t able to walk that day..... but we all knew she was there with us! We felt it and we saw it! Anyone there knows exactly what I am talking about.
Deb continues to be an inspiration to me and so many others.
I know that she is watching over me to this day. ... knowing that she is watching me in my new life with a smile on her face.
She will always be a piece of me and a part of my life.
She will always be loved and will never be forgotten.
So here I am, getting ready to walk for her once again..... honoring her in the best way I know how.
Please consider donating to me and Team Debbie's Snack Cakes, To Help Me .... Help Her..... Help Kick Cancers Ass!!!
Thank You In Advance For Your Donation.
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