Comments: Eyes and Hearts Open

Dash's four year old nephew succombed to leukemia a few short years ago.

He also lost his maternal grandfather to the disease.

Posted by Christina at March 12, 2007 08:28 AM

Thank you for sharing this...cancer is affecting our family right now, and it's reassuring to see people working to help find a cure. And remembering that cancer can strip your humanity...your event kept the people important, rather than the disease itself.

Posted by Mrs. Who at March 12, 2007 04:39 PM

Thank you for sharing this in a way that made me feel like I was there and for supporting such an event. We have family members on both sides of our family who have been/are struggling/have succumbed to cancer.

Posted by Lemon Stand at March 12, 2007 06:00 PM

Sitting shiva...I know this custom all too well. My best friend's mom just died last week and so I visited him while he sat for her; my grandmother died in October, and so my dad had to sit for a week as well. Sad, no doubt, but a purely soul-cleansing experience.

As for leukemia & lymphoma...wretched diseases which robbed me of many quality relatives. I, too, hope a cure is found asap.

Posted by Erica at March 13, 2007 05:41 PM