Ceri the Urt wrote:I have tears in my eyes...this is just so upsetting.
My heart goes out to her family, and friends. I cannot express how heartbroken I am by this news. She was Such a strong women.
I have supported the relay in the past...but truth be told I have slacked off..out of frustration, anger maybe. I have watched so many fundraisers, walks, runs, etc etc for Breast Cancer, Millions upon Millions of dollars raised but the treatments never seem to change...it makes a person wonder who is lining their pockets with our hopeful money.
But the relay is not just for breast cancer, it's for all cancer...including the rare ones like Mitra had. For her, I will relay again...in the post she wrote above she made me remember why we still have to fight. There are other cancers out there that need to be researched and cured.
Thank you Mitra, for being an inspiration, for being so strong. You will be missed.
*Offers a hug* knowing this one feels tears too.... but for two distinct reasons.
- It is sooo sad to know Mitra has passed but knows She is still in so many peoples hearts that She will always walk with us in the journey for a cure, she was passionate in that. Remembers walking the 24hour relay track last year for a while with Her. She was interested in others.. their stories of why they relay... she had a way of communicating to so many.. about Relay..and about Goreans. It is sad that She will not be there for the big relay track weekend this year but ... this one will walk each lap.. for Mistress Mitra..and for everyone touched by Cancer.
- the second reason for the tears... is Mistress Mitra ..will be beaming down to see that Her words... Her Relay.. touched you, inspired you... and that is what She wanted.
Relay For Life is the way we will find the cure. Hoping that each time a research milestone is achieved.. it unlocks prevention, treaments and moves us closer to that goal.. A Cure for all Cancer
... We Relay.. "one Team... one World.... ONE CURE"
Had to just mention that at times it does frustrate, one knows that it can often seem that way in terms of treatments. Only recently in the UK... researchers have identified sub-groups of Breast Cancer using gentic fingerprinting... although this is not the cure we all so want, it does bring hope that by knowing more... we can move towards new treatments... prevention.. and cure. With funding .. research and treatments, education and awareness.. can change ... can make that difference.
(here is the article : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/scientists-hail-revolutionary-breast-cancer-breakthrough-7660559.html
Tears are filled with smiles knowing that Mistress Mitra....is still doing.. what She always did.... She inspires..and always will!
Hugs you ceiri.