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Debbie More - 2015 Rappel For The Cure

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BENEFITING: Susan G. Komen New England

EVENT: 2015 Rappel For The Cure

EVENT DATE: Oct 16, 2015

Debbie More

THE STORY:

You may be thinking to yourself, "Is she crazy?" Or "What is she thinking!". Let me enlighten you!

I am a pre-op nurse at St Francis Hospital in Hartford Ct. On a daily basis I take care of patients that are awaiting potentially life altering diagnosis. I see their tears and strained faces. I feel their anxiety,  as their fear is often palpable. I comfort and encourage. I give advice to patients and family. 

My advice is drawn from my own personal history of Ovarian cancer. My advice comes from watching relatives challenge Bladder and Tongue cancer. It comes from   close friends with Breast cancer, and coworkers with Lynch syndrome. Every surgery, test and treatment is life changing.

I tell my patients to take one day at a time.....sometimes we need to pull back and take one hour, or one moment at a time.  We focus on surgery. We look forward to the afternoon in recovery.  Only after day one can you allow youself to think of day two.  The waiting for diagnosis and the  period of time not knowing what comes next was absolutely the most difficult time for me personally. Again, one day at a time one moment at a time.

I have been so fortunate compared to so many others. I am active, strong and so very involved. My husband, family and friends have always been my strength. I am a firm believer in mental health, and being a part of life, and not allowing life to take place around you. 

A friend asked me to embark on this fundraiser event with her. She said, "You're  the only person that I could think of that is crazy enough to do this".... Was that a compliment?  I'm not so sure. She has never asked me to do anything for her. I do this to support her, doing what she needs to do to stick it to Cancer. I do this for my friends, family, patients and myself.

"each day's a gift and not a given right, leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind, and try to take the path less traveled by. That first step you take is the longest stride...."   Sorry I just quoted a Nickleback song:)

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To This Fundraiser

$1,165

MONEY RAISED
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  • Marion Simao

    $100

  • The Goodhue Family

    $100

  • Linda Kulinski

    $20

  • Kara Boller

    $50

  • Mom

    $200

  • Kerry Lorenzet

    $200

  • Joann

    $25

  • laurie thompson

    $50

  • Toni and joe killen

    $50

  • Kelli and Brian

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Junior smith

    $20

  • Beth Nelson

    $100

  • Janice Nobile

    $50

  • Deb Gantt

    $50

  • 9Round Middletown

    $25

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117% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

9Round Middletown

9Round Middletown

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Deb Gantt

Deb Gantt

DONATION: $50

You are awesome, GF!!!! 3 years ago

Janice Nobile

Janice Nobile

DONATION: $50

Stay safe. You rock!!!! 3 years ago

Beth Nelson

Beth Nelson

DONATION: $100

In Memory of my Mom and Judith 3 years ago

Junior smith

Junior smith

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Kelli and Brian

Kelli and Brian

DONATION: $50

Have fun and make sure not to pee your pants going down Lol! 3 years ago

Toni and joe killen

Toni and joe killen

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

laurie thompson

laurie thompson

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Joann

Joann

DONATION: $25

Great cause. You GO girl 3 years ago