Yay ... Team Lumbie!
Hello Sunflower Friends: (An update in July, 2019). In the last month I've had to accept my disease progressing, stop the clinical trial drug & say goodbye to my doctor & nurses at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. I'm into chemo treatment at KGH Cancer Clinic now (for the third time) & hope to reduce the size of my tumours. So how do I stay positive?? Faith, hope, friendship, love, will for life... that's what keeps me looking ahead & hoping to raise some more research money. I've met many of the ovarian cancer research oncologists & nurses. They are so grateful for any donations. I promised them that I would strive to work hard to find as much money as I could for their research. Will you help me meet my goal this year once again? I'm counting on you. Love, Janice.
(Written earlier this Spring). Just read my letter from last year & what a difference a few months can make. First of all, I'm now into my 10th month of taking the maintenance drug Olaparib & I am definitely feeling well & I'm told looking well. Ha, ha. The care received at Princess Margaret Cancer Hospital in Toronto has been exceptional. So caring, compassionate & yes, hopeful, is so much a part of their treatment programme. My oncologist at the KGH is still very much involved in my care & I am grateful for her medical advice & continued concern.
Your fundraising efforts last summer & into September have been very fruitful over the last several months. Many research projects & clinical studies have been given the go ahead & government funding has finally been approved for $10 million dollars. Hallelujah. Awareness of Ovarian cancer is finally making the news! And we can do more.
So dust off those teal hats, T-shirts & beads & mark Sunday, September 8th on your calendars for a communal walk at Lake Ontario Park. Pray for a warm, sunny day too. I'm looking forward to an early spring, a long hot summer & a chance to see all my fellow supporters over the next few months.
My mantra continues to speak for itself......Hope Never Disappoints. Hugs, Janice.
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