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    On Saturday night, my daughter and three of her friends had a "common" 13th birthday party. They had been planning it for months, and had on their own decided to ask that their friends not bring presents, but instead bring a donation to the American Cancer Society. I didn't know anything about this before the party. But I was a bit surprised when nearly 100 of their friends showed up bearing cash and checks. My daughter came up to me, gave me a hug, and said that they had done it for me.

    I guess I have been more emotional since my diagnosis, but when she told me that, I completely lost it. Those four 13-year old girls raised nearly $1,900 to fight cancer! I am so proud of them - what an unselfish and caring thing for them to do. I just had to share this with everyone.
    Right I/O 4/17/06, Seminoma Stage Ib
    RT (15 days) completed 6/1/06
    All clear as of 5/8/09

  • #2
    Sans rt1:
    How wonderful, you must be very proud, you have a special young women there. Is it possible to say I love you in a clearer voice than that?
    Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

    Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.


    • #3
      What a beautiful tribute!
      right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since

      Your donation funds Livestrong services for people facing cancer now. Please sponsor my ride!


      • #4
        Absolutely Incredible! You've raised a very special young lady. Have you thought about telling this story to your local paper? Wouldn't it be exceptional to read something really positive for a change, especially about someone truley exceptional? Please let her know another Survivor says "Thank You".
        I Love My Pack!



        • #5
          You have an amazing young lady. I also urge you to contact your local newspaper!
          Lori and Jon
          Diagnosed 5/22/2006
          I/O 5/26/2006, Stage 3, Good
          Teratoma (Majority), Seminoma (10%), Yolk Sac
          3xEP then determined not working
          HDC w/stem cell transplant 8/16/06 to 9/25/06
          Chest and Neck surgery 10/9/06 - immature teratoma
          RPLND 11/16/06 - immature Teratoma
          2/29/2008 - markers continue to be normal!
          9/16/2008 - released from Dr. Einhorn's care


          • #6
            Geez Sans,

            I don't know you, or your daughter, but damn, I'm in
            tears right now!! 13 years old?! Wow, you've got a
            very special young lady there! And she has some special friends!!

            Lovely, story! Thanks for sharing.



            • #7
              Yes, we are very proud - of her and her friends. Lots of their friends have had similar parties and brag about how they got $500 in gift cards, but these kids chose to do something quite amazing for their age - to do something for others.

              We talked with the other parents, and the general feeling is to not call the paper about it. Not that the paper would not pick it up and the story might shame others into similar action, but that these girls did not do it to receive recognition or attention, they did it because they wanted to. I think that word will get aroung without a newspaper story.

              I do get choked up just thinking about it . . .
              Right I/O 4/17/06, Seminoma Stage Ib
              RT (15 days) completed 6/1/06
              All clear as of 5/8/09