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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Kelly Shannon - LCAM Eve - My Birthday

Well, it's the last year in my 30's.  Today, I officially turn 39.  I'm so blessed to see this day.  And since it's my birthday, I wanted to kick off Lung Cancer Awareness Month a day early since we usually get overshadowed by Movember.  Tomorrow will symbolize the beginning of Lung Cancer Awareness month.   This is the month that should be so popular in our culture, but it's not.  I'm oing to do my best to write about the survivors and those who have left us as much as possible during November.  This is my first.  Please read to the end and share.

It's my birthday, yes.  But this birthday is different.  I don't get to talk to one of my best friends.  I lost her in July to the same disease that threatens to take me and more of my friends and does take #433 a day.  That pain will never cease to exist.

I sleep with the unicorn painting we both loved next to my bedside.  I still watch facebook posts so I can hear your voice and sometimes I still cry.  I never made it up to see you before you went to the other side.  But you are my soul sister, Kelly Shannon, I promise I will find you.  I've missed you every sing day more than you can imagine.  Our talks about dating, our children, our fears, our joys, our sadness, and our hopes and dreams and our secrets.  It's really hard without you here anymore.  But you are one of the reasons I'm going to keep fighting and keep inviting people into my life going through the same thing.  You had a heart of pure gold, not a bad word to be said about anyone.  You were there for everyone.  I strive to be more like you and I hope I'm making you proud....until I see you again and we can snapchat like crazy.  I miss your silly snapchats so much.  We talked for a while, because I picked to write about you during Lung Cancer Awareness Month and we hit it off from there.  Finally meeting in D.C. for the summit that year, we were like inseparable school girls, I felt like we probably got in trouble some and busted a lot.  And I will keep our secrets to my grave.  I love you, always.

My friend Linnea Olson just lost a close friend of hers as well.  His name was Christian.  She wrote a blog about him that made me ugly cry.  They were so close and had been fighting the fight together for 8 years.  Kelly had 6 and I'll be 6 November 27.  Linnea is an OG so I can't even remember how long she's been forging trails.  She and Christian were both always in uncharted territory.  When something didn't work, they went on to the next.  I just want to honor them both today for what they've done for the rest of us.

So, this Lung Cancer Eve (aka Halloween, aka my birthday-I do what I want), I want to start a tradition.  I want to blog about someone with lung cancer or who has passed on.  I want their lives to not have been in vain and for all of us to be remembered as the generation that changed Lung Cancer.  Because WE CAN and WE WILL.  I've really been hanging with Chris Draft too much!

So Kelly, thank you for being my soul sissy, my go to person, my cancer buddy, and a piece of my heart.  God put us together at exactly the right moment when we needed each other most.  I still talk to your dad, I even made sure our names got on the same shirt along with Nicole Russell and so many more.

Like Linnea said, this is a hard road.  It's hard for others to understand not just the physical drain, but the emotional damage.  I want to thank all of you for your kindness and prayers throughout this journey.  I will never be free of this cancer, but I can be treated for a while hopefully, and to me that is enough.  I thank God for this time He has given me and want to put it to good use.  I hope you read the statistics I put up.  And if you read this to the end, I hope you share this one.  It's very informative.

Here is a copy of Linnea's Blog.  Christian Nataline by Linnea Olson  She is such an inspirational writer and wrote this beautiful memoir for her dear friend.

Left to right:  Lisa Goldman, Linnea Olson, Samantha Mixon (me duh), and Kelly Shannon

Thank you LUNGevity for bringing us together!

Kelly's Favorite

Kelly....your dad said he would only do this for you.


Representing Kelly and her two boys, I took a photo of these at her service

So beautiful

The painting we love.  She is the unicorn.

Kelly and her sweet boys.  She held on so long for them.

Kelly and her friends of 24 years.  She was blessed.

If you think it can't happen to you, read this again.  Thank you LUNGevity

Once again, look at the facts.  433 people in the United States will die EVERY DAY from lung cancer.  This is an EPIDEMIC.  It's equivalent to a Jumbo Jet crashing and everyone on board perishing....EVERY DAY.






Kelly took this of pic of me when we we were supposed to be taking group photos.  We were in a bubble and talking about our childhood love of honeysuckles.

Fly high my friend, I hope I make you proud

Thank you Father.


Now, have fun trick or treating tonight baby girl.  You may be taller, but always my baby.  Last year they were social media apps.  This year she's doing Monsters, Inc.  Shes Sully, the tallest....My world.




13 comments:

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    1. It's indeed a miracle I can't believe am finally free from herpes virus, am grateful to this powerful herbalist called Dr Perfect.
      I'm Chris Anderson from UK I was sick of herpes for 3 years it affected my relationship with my girlfriend when she find out I was having herpes she left me, I missed her so much because I loved her with all my heart and she always makes me happy she was the source of my happiness I wanted her to come back to me, so I took every treatment and drugs but none could cure my sickness I never lose hope because I believe I will surely get cured and be reunited with my girlfriend again so I went online to search for herpes cure and I came across a comment of a man on how this powerful herbalist cured him of herpes, I didn't hesitate I emailed him and explained my problem to him on how this herpes has affected my relationship he replied my mail and he asked for some information which I gave him and he prepared a herbal cure when he finished preparing the cure he sent it to me and instructed me on how to use it and I did it as I was instructed, five days later I couldn't find any sign of herpes that's was how I was free from herpes virus and he also did a love spell that brought back my ex girlfriend, this was the best thing that have ever happened to me am indeed grateful to Dr Perfect for the help he has rendered to me if you need help to cure your diseases or bring back your ex contact him and get your problems solved at solutiontoallproblems1@gmail.com
      You can also add him up on WhatsApp +12562513614

      He can also cure the following diseases
      1. Herpes virus
      2. Chronic venous disease
      3. Gonorrhoea
      4. Hiv/aids
      5. Alzheimers disease
      6. Asepsis
      7. Cancer
      8. Cerebrospinal meingtitis
      9. Infertility problems
      10. Als/ebv
      11. Hpv
      12. Enlargement of any type
      13. Getting back ex lover/divorce
      14. Hepatitis a,b,c
      15. Syphilis
      16. Arthritis
      17. Severe atopic dermatitis
      18. Leukaemia/lupus virus and many more....

































































































































































































































































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    2. It's indeed a miracle I can't believe am finally free from herpes virus, am grateful to this powerful herbalist called Dr Perfect.
      I'm Chris Anderson from UK I was sick of herpes for 3 years it affected my relationship with my girlfriend when she find out I was having herpes she left me, I missed her so much because I loved her with all my heart and she always makes me happy she was the source of my happiness I wanted her to come back to me, so I took every treatment and drugs but none could cure my sickness I never lose hope because I believe I will surely get cured and be reunited with my girlfriend again so I went online to search for herpes cure and I came across a comment of a man on how this powerful herbalist cured him of herpes, I didn't hesitate I emailed him and explained my problem to him on how this herpes has affected my relationship he replied my mail and he asked for some information which I gave him and he prepared a herbal cure when he finished preparing the cure he sent it to me and instructed me on how to use it and I did it as I was instructed, five days later I couldn't find any sign of herpes that's was how I was free from herpes virus and he also did a love spell that brought back my ex girlfriend, this was the best thing that have ever happened to me am indeed grateful to Dr Perfect for the help he has rendered to me if you need help to cure your diseases or bring back your ex contact him and get your problems solved at solutiontoallproblems1@gmail.com
      You can also add him up on WhatsApp +12562513614

      He can also cure the following diseases
      1. Herpes virus
      2. Chronic venous disease
      3. Gonorrhoea
      4. Hiv/aids
      5. Alzheimers disease
      6. Asepsis
      7. Cancer
      8. Cerebrospinal meingtitis
      9. Infertility problems
      10. Als/ebv
      11. Hpv
      12. Enlargement of any type
      13. Getting back ex lover/divorce
      14. Hepatitis a,b,c
      15. Syphilis
      16. Arthritis
      17. Severe atopic dermatitis
      18. Leukaemia/lupus virus and many more....

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  6. WHAT A GREAT MIRACLE THAT I HAVE EVER SEE IN MY LIFE. My names are Clara David I’m a citizen of USA, My younger sister was sicking of
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    the internet and search for cancer cure so that was how I find a lady
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    herbal man who has the root and half to cure all kind of disease and the
    herbal man email was there. So I decided to contact the herbal man for my
    younger sister help to cure her breast cancer. I contacted him and told him
    my problem he told me that I should not worry that my sister cancer will be
    cure, he told me that there is a medicine that he is going to give me that
    I will cook it and give it to my sister to drink for one week, so I ask how
    can I receive the cure that I am in USA, he told me

    That I will pay for the delivery service. The courier service can
    transport it to me so he told me the amount I will pay, so my dad paid for
    the delivery fee. two days later I receive the cure from the courier
    service so I used it as the herbal man instructed me to, before the week
    complete my sister cancer was healed and it was like a dream to me not
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  8. WHAT A GREAT MIRACLE THAT I HAVE EVER SEE IN MY LIFE. My names are Clara David I’m a citizen of USA, My younger sister was sicking of
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    the internet and search for cancer cure so that was how I find a lady
    called peter Lizzy she was testifies to the world about the goodness of a
    herbal man who has the root and half to cure all kind of disease and the
    herbal man email was there. So I decided to contact the herbal man for my
    younger sister help to cure her breast cancer. I contacted him and told him
    my problem he told me that I should not worry that my sister cancer will be
    cure, he told me that there is a medicine that he is going to give me that
    I will cook it and give it to my sister to drink for one week, so I ask how
    can I receive the cure that I am in USA, he told me

    That I will pay for the delivery service. The courier service can
    transport it to me so he told me the amount I will pay, so my dad paid for
    the delivery fee. two days later I receive the cure from the courier
    service so I used it as the herbal man instructed me to, before the week
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    knowing that it was physical I and my family were very happy about the
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    and his miracle he perform so am now here to tell the world about him if
    you or your relative is having any kind of disease that you can't get from
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  10. WHAT A GREAT MIRACLE THAT I HAVE EVER SEE IN MY LIFE. My names are Clara David I’m a citizen of USA, My younger sister was sicking of
    breast cancer and her name is Sandra David I and my family have taking her
    to all kind of hospital in USA still yet no good result. I decided to go to
    the internet and search for cancer cure so that was how I find a lady
    called peter Lizzy she was testifies to the world about the goodness of a
    herbal man who has the root and half to cure all kind of disease and the
    herbal man email was there. So I decided to contact the herbal man for my
    younger sister help to cure her breast cancer. I contacted him and told him
    my problem he told me that I should not worry that my sister cancer will be
    cure, he told me that there is a medicine that he is going to give me that
    I will cook it and give it to my sister to drink for one week, so I ask how
    can I receive the cure that I am in USA, he told me

    That I will pay for the delivery service. The courier service can
    transport it to me so he told me the amount I will pay, so my dad paid for
    the delivery fee. two days later I receive the cure from the courier
    service so I used it as the herbal man instructed me to, before the week
    complete my sister cancer was healed and it was like a dream to me not
    knowing that it was physical I and my family were very happy about the
    miracle of Doctor so my dad wanted to pay him 5 million us dollars the
    herbal man did not accept the offer from my dad, but I don't know why he
    didn't accept the offer, he only say that I should tell the world about him
    and his miracle he perform so am now here to tell the world about him if
    you or your relative is having any kind of disease that you can't get from
    the hospital please contact dr.sakuraspellalter@gmail.com or whats app him
    +2348110114739 / via his website https://drsakuraspellalter.weebly.com/ you can follow him up on Instagram herbalist sakura for the cure, he will help you out with the
    problem. And if you need more information about the doctor you can mail me
    davidclara223@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete