I don’t know why it took me so long to get there, I’ve heard about it all week. But for some reason, I didn’t go until this morning. To Bridget Zinn’s blog. And, more importantly to her auction site.
You see, Bridget Zinn has Stage 4 Colon Cancer. And at this site, many, MANY fabulous authors, artists, and just downright generous people have set up an auction that runs until May 30th to help pay for her treatment. If you need motivation as to why you should help Bridget, read this post. In it, Bridget describes how she discovered that she, a young woman with ZERO risk factors for colon cancer, first found out she had it…seems it started with some headaches.
At the very least, go to the auction site and browse, there are some AMAZING items there. I’ve placed some bids on potential birthday and Christmas presents. It’s the least I can do.
And for those of you who don’t know why this particular young woman resonates with me: I have a colonoscopy every three years to remove the precancerous polyps that continually grow there due to a strong family history of colon cancer. I urge EVERYONE who has a family history to insist that your doctor screen you well before the recommended age of 50. Doing so quite possibly saved my life! *gets down off of soapbox*
Go! Read about Bridget. Browse the items. And be thankful for the good things you have, instead of sorry for those you don’t.