I was asked by a friend at work to join their Iron Girl team, she asked if I would be willing to do the swimming of the Iron Girl. I thought to myself I can swim sure I'll do it. What was I thinking!
I started training the 1st week in January. Another friend of mine is doing the Iron Girl but not as a team all of it. I thought she would be a great help with the swimming. We got to the pool at 8am on a cold Wednesday morning. Water was cold! Judi my friend went over how many… Continue
Added by Jane Ali on February 28, 2012 at 9:35am —
Monday, March 7, 2011 8:26 PM, CST
Celebration of Life Continue
Family and friends,
Thank you for all the support during this time.
A Celebration of Life for Erica Gough Paul will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 3pm at Vienna Presbyterian Church in Vienna, VA. Visitation will be on Friday, March 11 from 6-8pm at Adams-Green Funeral Home in Herndon, VA.
(addresses listed below)
Added by Jane Ali on March 9, 2011 at 6:15pm —
To all my friends,
Such a hard email to write. I've been struggling over the words for days now, knowing late last week that this was news I would have to share much sooner than I wanted. … Continue
Added by Jane Ali on March 7, 2011 at 6:26pm —
Added by Jane Ali on September 18, 2010 at 4:00pm —
For the past few days, while I tried to enjoy one of the greatest golf tournaments in the world, all I was entertained with was the Tiger Woods show. As soon as one golfer
Added by Jane Ali on April 26, 2010 at 4:08pm —
I have entered to be an honorary "bat girl" for the Atlanta Braves on Mother's Day as a Breast Cancer Awareness promotion!…
Added by Jane Ali on March 3, 2010 at 6:30am —
Ronald Jay Rodgers
, 45 of Glouster passed away
Saturday February 27, 2010 at his residence
after an extended illness. He was born
October 17, 1964 in Trimble. He was a 1983
graduate of Trimble High School He was a
volunteer firefighter for 23 years. He was a
member of the Jacksonville Fire Department and
a former member of the Chauncey and Albany
He is survived by his wife, Diane Deming… Continue
Added by Jane Ali on March 1, 2010 at 4:13pm —
AJ & I arrived in Orlando, FL on Monday. We were excited to be here. Thursday, Friday & Saturday is the PGA show and we have our new All Natural Bar we were promoting and launching. Tuesday we woke early and started our day. We knew we were meeting a friend for dinner and going to see a movie. The movie was "Letters to God". An awesome movie and I recommend everyone go see it. It opens in theaters on April 9, 2010. This is a story about a young boy who has brain cancer and how he writes… Continue
Added by Jane Ali on January 31, 2010 at 7:15am —
Have I mentioned lately that I hate Mondays?
Up at 5:30. Fifteen minutes of yoga stretches, 45 minutes of writing before Casey woke up (well, M. woke up but I told her to go back to sleep, and she’s still young enough to respect that.) Got dogs out by 7 a.m., noticed that the wind was picking up and the snow – the wet, sticky kind that turns coated dogs with furnishings into Michelin Man lookalikes – was starting to accumulate. Noticed that no one had plowed, or shoveled. So far, on… Continue
Added by Jane Ali on January 12, 2010 at 7:42am —
This past Christmas something magical happened. No, not like when I was six when my teenage brother Abbey, who I shared a room with, convinced me that Santa was flying off in his sleigh high into the early morning sky. Now that was magical. Several years later I figured out that the sleigh I thought I saw was probably the reflection off of a high-flying jet airplane soaring away to some far off land at 25,000 feet. To a drowsy-eyed young boy eager to believe in all of Christmas wonderment, that… Continue
Added by Jane Ali on January 5, 2010 at 10:09am —
Sara shared a quote earlier that seemed to come just at the right time.
If you are going through hell, keep going.
It has been one of those days - and not because of cancer!!
Being a parent is the greatest joy of my life. There has been nothing more miraculous than watching my girls grow up, to see them learn from their mistakes, to find pride in their accomplishments, and to witness them setting goals and achieving dreams. Those… Continue
Added by Jane Ali on December 10, 2009 at 12:10pm —
I used to think I was a nice person. I let people with fewer groceries get in front of me in line, I paid for someone else’s coffee, I even helped little old ladies across the street (until I noticed I was older than most of them)! That was before all of the H1N1 hysteria started in earnest.
When every news report began to be filled with statistics and alarming information about how many people could potentially be affected by this pandemic, even I started to get nervous. I… Continue
Added by Jane Ali on December 6, 2009 at 2:30pm —
It's the time of year when families begin to gather to celebrate the holidays, which for me means reminiscing about days gone by. I'm sort of distance-deprived when it comes to most of my family these days, since nearly everyone I hold dear lives at least a plane flight or day's drive away.
As a kid, everyone I knew lived right where I did -- all of my immediate family, my aunts and uncles, cousins and grandparents were within a few miles radius. Because we didn’t have a lot of… Continue
Added by Jane Ali on November 7, 2009 at 9:04am —
General Colorectal Cancer News
Advocacy Event on Capitol Hill
The CCA led a coalition of 27 patient advocacy organizations and joined over 100 patients representing all major diseases in urging policymakers to enhance early diagnosis of deadly diseases by preserving access to advanced imaging, such as MRI and CT Scans, in final health care reform legislation this past October.
Brian MacLeod, a stage IV colon cancer survivor, traveled all the way from Washington state… Continue
Added by Jane Ali on November 6, 2009 at 6:00am —
NEIL DOUGLAS JERVIS
April 8, 1950
September 26, 2009
Neil Douglas Jervis danced through the final finish line of his life on Saturday, September 26, 2009. He was in the arms of his wife, Sara.
He had fought a courageous battle with colon cancer for almost four years.
Neil was born in Port Angeles on April 8, 1950, to G. Emmett and Marguerette Jervis. He was a welcomed surprise and joined his sister, Beverly, who was 11, and his… Continue
Added by Jane Ali on October 15, 2009 at 11:17am —
Rebecca Lynne Hoban Hines(1953 - 2009)
Rebecca Lynne Hoban Hines passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at her home in Lompoc, Calif., after a lengthy and courageous battle against cancer. She was 56 years old.
Service: Private celebrations of Becky's life will be held in the future. One will be held in Lompoc, Calif., and another in Fort Worth.
Memorials: The family requests donations to be made to the American Cancer… Continue
Added by Jane Ali on October 12, 2009 at 11:25am —
It is very hard for me to write this. Becky Hoban Hines passes away on Monday, September 21, 2009. I met Becky for the first time at the Liver Symposium in Chicago. What a lady! She was so happy and so excited to meet new people. She danced on stage with Jim Belushi that night. It is awesome to look back and watch her. She was so excited. She was full of life and enjoying every minute dancing.
The next time I met Becky was in Denver at the next Liver Symposium. Becky was wonderful when I… Continue
Added by Jane Ali on September 26, 2009 at 5:46pm —
What a weekend. The show was great! Friday it was raining so hard but Howie, Chris, Linda, Jen & I worked through the rain. We waited to set up the stadium jumps as long as we could but the rain would not stop. Howie went out to finish the cross country jumps and it started to pour. He was soaked when he got back. Linda, Jen, Chris & I were soaked when we finally finished the stadium course.
Saturday we were hoping to see the sun but at least the rain held off until the… Continue
Added by Jane Ali on September 13, 2009 at 6:31pm —
What a week AJ & I have had. First spending time with our dear friend Kathy in Malibu and then Pastor Ralph and Lady Angela for a few days. The Gatsby Jazz Festival was great and it was wonderful hooking up with Marcus Johnson and his lovely wife Rhonda. Music was awesome. From LA we headed to Las Vegas to the PGA Show. Again met some wonderful people at the golf event. Lots of golfers telling me about their mom or their wife who was going through cancer and how happy they were to support… Continue
Added by Jane Ali on September 2, 2009 at 7:23pm —
AJ & I flew into Denver from BWI on Friday evening. Our plane was delayed and we sat on the runway for about 1 1/2 hours. Finally took off and got to Denver around 5:30. We had a dinner we were attending with Suzanne and crew. It was great to see everyone - Suzanne, Ronnie, Ron, Jenifer, Becky, Tammy, Melissa, Jean and all our other great friends. Dinner was going fine and suddendly I felt realy sick before I knew it I was passed out on the floor. With AJ, Jennifer, Becky and Dr. Kennedy… Continue
Added by Jane Ali on August 24, 2009 at 1:30pm —