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I was drawn into this fascinating hobby when a distant cousin contacted me for info about my maternal grandmother. This opened a door for me and my life has not been the same since. I am [so far!] a cancer survivor, and this provided motivation for me during my most difficult times. I have received help in this endeavor from so many newly-found cousins and friends, and I am so happy to "pass it forward" whenever I can. My family tree was originally "The Johnson/Foster/Ballard/Atkinson Tree" After a month or two of searching, I changed the name to "I Thought I Knew All My Cousins!!" and I am STILL discovering more new cousins! |
UPDATE: June 28, 2011 Happy birthday to me ~ tumors are back for a THIRD time! Chemo again....and there goes the hair for the third time. Maybe I can get the doctor to add some Rogaine to my intravenous drip!
UPDATE: Feb 1, 2012 ~ Tumors have developed resistance to chemotherapy. Latest scan was disappointing. Taking next three month to build up my strength for the fourth onslaught, whatever that may be.
UPDATE: AUG 9, 2012 ~ Fourth go-'round of chemo started, a different treatment this time. For the first time I'm experiencing physical symptoms of the growth of this disease ~ shortness of breath from the tumors crowding my pulmonary artery. It is impossible for me to express adequately my gratitude for all your prayers, and concern. Please continue to remember me in your prayers.
"Don't wait for the storm to pass ~ learn to dance in the rain."
"Those we love don't go away...They walk beside us every day...Unseen, unheard, but always near...Still loved, still missed and very dear."
Families I am researching: Foster/Atkinson/Ballard/Watson/Johnson/Edgar/Gilliland/
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