Ends for an end to cancer

April is coming soon, which means the (7th this year) annual Ends for an End to Cancer event is looking for support.  April  is cancer awareness month, and since most everyone is or has been affected by this devastating disease, the most obvious time to step up and support any fundraising event.

Ends for an End to Cancer is a curling bonspiel and more held at the Richmond Curling Club (RCC) here in the Ottawa area.  This year it will be held on April 7th.  My daughter-in-law and son are involved in this wonderful, and very successful event, in support of victims and their families.

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There are many ways to help.  You can submit a curling team in the bonspiel, come out to participate in the silent auction, donate items for the auction or donate money to the cause.

If you are interested and available to support this great cause, contact me for more details.

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The Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back meets G9P3A3

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A recent post on Nutsrok, one of my favourite blogs, reminded me of a story about what I call the straw that broke the camel’s back….

Years ago my 20 month old son had a bad cough that he could not seem to shake, so I took him to his pediatrician.  The doctor checked my son out, then told me to take him to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) for further testing because he suspected asthma.  I promptly burst into tears in front of the doctor, his receptionist, my son and a full waiting room.

I’m sure they all thought I was crazy, not to mention an unfit mother.  What they didn’t know was that two days earlier I had suffered a second miscarriage, to add to the three stillbirths in my pregnancy history…

I have since written a book about my pregnancy woes entitled G9P3A3