When I was in 7th grade, I lost my best friend to brain cancer. I don't have one memory of her without a headache. Our last day together was a sleepover at her house. She was up most of the night in pain. The next morning I got on the school bus and she went to the doctor.
What first appeared to be a brain tumor turned into inoperable brain cancer. I was able to visit her one time in the hospital. Head shaved. Huge scar where they performed surgery and then closed her back up because there was nothing more they could do.
And just like that, she was gone. It was only my second funeral in my 13 years of life. But even then I knew it was wrong that someone so young had to suffer and not get the experience of a full life.
The "C" word is scary at any age and I can't imagine what it feels like for a child. So, I'm going to help and I'm asking you if you will help with me.
I've been given an opportunity to participate in Date for Life as a bachelorette tasked with creating a remarkable date package and then auctioned off to the highest bidder on March 1st. I'm terrified. Putting my introverted self out there like this is one of the scariest things I've done in recent memory. But I have to do something to bring awareness to this cause.
Will you join me? Would you be willing to donate even $5 to my fundraising page? Even a few dollars by many add up quickly and it all goes to the Children's Cancer Research Fund.
One step at a time. One dollar at a time. Thank you, thank you, thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Even though it's been 37 years, I'll never forget you, Lisa Campbell. Best BFF a young gal could ask for. XO
*Please note that any funds raised through this page are considered direct donations to CCRF via Date For Life and cannot be used towards bidding for date packages, silent auction items, or fund-a-need at the Date For Life event.