Friday, March 13, 2009

The J Karma Army

I'm still pretty new to this whole "I have have brain cancer" thing, but one thing I have already learned is that I can't do this one by myself. I have been humbled and honored to learn that there are many friends and family members around me who are going to help me fight and beat this. Whether through wisdom, physical help, rides, people to talk to, or cheerleaders the J Karma Army is the most powerful force in the universe.

Cancer takes a lot of people - it is a team sport. I've needed an immense amount of help already and I'm starting this with a lot of physical strength. It is an amazing feeling to know that people are thinking and praying for you. I'm really humbled by the support I've received and will take all the help I can get. I feel like a part of a very unique and exclusive club. If you've ever had cancer or a serious illness then you know what I mean. When you visually connect with someone in the oncology ward you know a lot about that person and what they're going through.

I hope that through this Karma Army I will find the extra strength I need to battle this thing into remission, but more than that I hope we can be the karmatic force (is that a word?) that brings a lot of good out of these bummer circumstances to all cancer patients and to the community as a whole.

I don't know why I got this and I'm not spending much time trying to figure it out. I'm just going to try to bee positive, and push ahead while remembering that the love you take is equal to the love you make.

We're at the beginning of this and I'm sure I have no idea what's in store for me, but I hope that if you're reading this you'll come along on the journey and maybe learn and battle with me as part of the KA. I have a lot to share - some about this ordeal, and some not, but maybe you'll find it amusing to visit regularly.

Please join me. Together is the only way forward.

When it is Dark,
You can see the stars.
- Persian Proverb


  1. Every good karma army has a snazzy uniform. Gear up for the karma army at Cafe Press. As a warning, the black shirts don't come through as well as the white or light blue. The buttons rock!

    PFC Alyssa

  2. "Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general" - Mark Rippetoe

    I agree totally. Time to beat Mr. T senseless. Don't pity the fool.

  3. Can't believe you don't have an official mountain, or mountain range, or mountaneous region at least. You've climbed enough of them!


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