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Thanksgiving thoughts

Forums General Melanoma Community Thanksgiving thoughts

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    mrf
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      On this Thanksgiving Day (for those of us in the US) we try to pause and give thanks.  In that spirit, I want to say a heartfelt "thank you" to everyone on this board.  This has been a challenging year in many ways–we have lost far too many wonderful warriors.  But we are all richer for having known them, even those we only met through the magic of electronics.  And I know that they, and countless thousands of others, lived longer and better because of the information and support they received through this community. 

      On this Thanksgiving Day (for those of us in the US) we try to pause and give thanks.  In that spirit, I want to say a heartfelt "thank you" to everyone on this board.  This has been a challenging year in many ways–we have lost far too many wonderful warriors.  But we are all richer for having known them, even those we only met through the magic of electronics.  And I know that they, and countless thousands of others, lived longer and better because of the information and support they received through this community. 

      Many, many of you spend hours every week replying to posts.  You offer your home email address and home number so complete strangers can reach you for more one-on-one support.  You reach out through the internet to inquire about people when they don't post in a while.

      The care and compassion of people on this site are astounding, as is the wealth of knowledge and insight you offer.

      I have been thinking a lot the past couple of days about Jenna, and Knute, and so many others.  Though these are sad thoughts–to know that they were taken by this nasty cancer–I cannot help but be greatful for the lessons of courage, faith, and hope we all learned from them along the journey. 

      I know that holidays can be challenging, particularly for families who recently lost a loved one.  But I hope, too, that on this Thanksgiving Day we can all find reasons for gratitude in the relationships, memories, and stories we have gathered along the way.

      Tim–MRF

       

       

       

       

       

       

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        debbieVA
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          Amen…..

          Happy Thanksgiving Tim!

          Debbie Stage 4 NED

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          debbieVA
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            Amen…..

            Happy Thanksgiving Tim!

            Debbie Stage 4 NED

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              LynnLuc
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                Tim,

                One thing about melanoma…it has made me appreciate life, love, family and friendships so much more! I am so thankful to be alive after the prognosis said I would be dead…I pray  and trust my Heavenly Father and I thank Him for the strength and courage and for placing the right doctors, staff and treatments in my life!

                I have learned not to seat the small stuff…even the medium size stuff isn't so  big anymore!

                Lynn stage 4 melanoma NED 8 months

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                LynnLuc
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                  Tim,

                  One thing about melanoma…it has made me appreciate life, love, family and friendships so much more! I am so thankful to be alive after the prognosis said I would be dead…I pray  and trust my Heavenly Father and I thank Him for the strength and courage and for placing the right doctors, staff and treatments in my life!

                  I have learned not to seat the small stuff…even the medium size stuff isn't so  big anymore!

                  Lynn stage 4 melanoma NED 8 months

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