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Gladiator Mike's Fight for Life

Gladiator Mike's Fight for Life

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Hello everyone, what can I say other than I am a mess.  Thinking about what I can do for my son has overwhelmed my days!  I have three sons who I love with all my heart!   When a mother first hears that one of her son's has Cancer - her world changes forever!  I want the numbing reality of this to disappear but that will not happen. I must remain positive for my son Michael.  He is a strong man - his wife Hollie calls him Gladiator Mike.  We have received to date $100.00 in donations!  Thank you to those who have contributed. I love you for your outstanding show of compassion!   This means the world to me. This world needs more compassion shown which seems to be a rarity. I would also like to acknowledge the people who have reached out to me by phone and text messages with words of encouragement and emotional support, especially those who are living with MM. (multiple myeloma)  Thank you!

I realize that with all the mass shootings, hurricanes, flooding, missing children, senseless motor vehicles deaths, and homes being destroyed by raging fires it makes the news almost unbearable to watch. I hate (yes that is a strong word) but I do hate what is happening in this world, but I feel that cancer really does suck, and unbearable to watch love ones fight it. It wipes the joy right out of my heart!  I lost my sister Judy to cancer in 2012.  It was difficult to see her decline. She tried so hard for 4 years to battle it.  We had a strained relationship and I wanted so desperately to bond with her again before she passed away. I tried to reach out to her with visits, but I could sense her feelings towards me were not reciprocated.  Of course, she was a private person, and did not disclose her feelings to me. Whatever you do, remember the old cliché that "life is short", reach out to those you love before it is too late!  We go about our days as if we are promised tomorrow - but that is so far from reality. Reality BITES and sometimes very hard!  My brother also had cancer in his kidney and that was moved.  Now he needs to be tested every 6 months for any futhers growths to appear.  You hear the word cancer and you think that I am healthy, this will never be in my body.  Dont be fooled. 

I will not stop fighting for my son Mike!  I will not stop asking for monetary support.  I will not, because this is my way of helping him, and this can also be your way to help me help him in paying for his medical costs as they will rise as he starts his treatments to battle this incurable disease. He will be sick at times - where he won't be able to work. He will be weak tired and exhausted right into remission!! Yes, I say remission because I am hopeful.

Please consider donating. I am not asking for a gazillion dollars, anything you can contribute would help.  Thank you for your patience with me the mother of cancer patient.  

Be Well, Be Safe, Be Happy - show love wherever you go. Pay it forward.

Peace,

Barb~