I am a little late to the party of celebrating the Fashion For Life Event but my ardor is no less because this is truly one of my favorite things to support in both lives. Everyone’s life has been touched by cancer, some more than others and for all of us it’s a journey.
I thought since lots of people have shared I would tell you the story of my Uncle George, who cancer took away.
He was a confirmed old bachelor (nudge nudge wink wink) who lived his life pretty full as a young man. He went to Cuba to gamble, he worked at 20th Century Fox as a hair dresser during World War 2. When I was very little he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and told to say his farewells.
But he didn’t. Instead he changed his life and his outlook, and with the help of experimental medicine he lived another 20 years.
He was my uncle who took me to art museums, who paid for my piano lessons, who took me to concerts, symphony or oboe – it made no difference. We’d never miss a tour of Camelot if Richard Harris was playing King Arthur, and if it was Robert Goulet well we’d be ok with that if we HAD to settle. He took me to good restaurants, the kind you don’t take kids too, and be gave me diamond stud earrings for my twelfth birthday.
He believed that there was no reason to wait for the good things in this world. That you should do them all and have them all if you had the means. Which he did.
He also taught me to be a better person, to forgive the petty and the terrible, even if you can’t forget it. And how every person can bring something to you world, if you let them.
He got tired, and old, and felt like he didn’t want to make the trek to Mexico for more treatments. He died within six months of quitting them, and a light left my life.
Every year, two days before my birthday, when his falls, I remember him and all the things we did in those 15 years. I remember all the things he said, and wish I should share them with everyone so that you’d know how amazing he was.
I guess I just did, didn’t I?
Support Fashion For Life. Every dollar donated goes to preventing a light from going out in someone’s life. Every single light matters. Every single one.
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Taken at Juicy (150, 131, 24)
Dress: Vanitas Vesture – Restless Dress – FFL Lime 2
Eyelashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 6
Lipstick: -Belleza- Melissa Pale Lip 1
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Kumi Mesh Hair – (BOOBS) – Lemon tea
Shoes: Vox ~ Torino Ribbon Stiletto – Coconut Damask
Shape: Gidge ~Savoir Faire Shapes~ reg legs (new)
Skin: -Belleza- Melissa Pale 8 (cleavage)
Eyes: Poetic Colors: classic – coral reef (m) bright