I met this fellow Bob on my blogspot. As it turns out, we kinda know each other in a round about way. We both attended the Changing of the Seasons Ceremony last September up on Lake Obabika. While my attendance was an accidental blessing, I imagine his was planned. He is a canoe purist and this is one of the most beautiful places on earth to canoe.
Well Bob made a comment on my blog so I followed the link to his blogspot http://neverfeltbetter.blogspot.com/ . There I learned that Bob is fighting and winning a battle with cancer. I have read now about his bravery and his strength and his courage.
I also found that he is participating in "The Ride To Conquer Cancer". On the site, Bob explains "The RCC is a 200 km, 3000 person cycling fundraiser from Toronto to Niagara Falls. Funds raised support ground-breaking research at the Princess Margaret Hospital. Without a doubt, I am alive today because of research like this."
My father died of cancer 20 some odd years ago. I am told that with todays knowledge, my father would still be alive. I am aware of the Princess Margaret Hospital as being a very important research and treatment facility. I visited my dad there on many occassions.
Bob is riding in this fundraiser and he has a financial goal...a target. It sure would be nice for him to acheive that goal. So I followed the link to the donation page and made a donation. Here is the link. Perhaps if you stop and consider how cancer has affected your life, you could join in and help to make a differance. It doesnt have to be a large donation. ..... every little bit helps. There is strength in numbers. PLease go here to join the fight http://www.conquercancer.ca/site/TR/Events/Toronto2009?px=1502877&pg=personal&fr_id=1261
If nothing else, go to the site and read. It is a fascinating story of hope. Then if you wouldnt mind, pray for Bob. Pray for our doctors and researchers. Give thanks for the wonderful blessings we have despite trials and adversities.