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Susan G. Komen 3 Day in Seattle 2014

February 26th, 2014

Susan G. Komen 3 Day in Seattle 2014

I have always been a person who never asks for help or bugs anyone for money but this is a fundraising to help breast cancer patients and for research to find a cure.....I had breast cancer and had multiple surgeries, painful reconstruction and to top it off Chemotherapy.....some people didn't even know that because I never complained but it was brutal...I would go to work, take a lunch break to hit the chemo room at the local hospital and then go back to work and finish out my day until the lights went off in the highrise building I worked at. At the end of my chemo and during the painful reconstruction I had to make a decision to leave a job that paid well, with 22 years of employment and a private office on the top floor of a high rise with awesome view but the chemo put me in early menopause and I started having a problem with my memory, hot flashes and emotions. My job required me to be at the top of my game so I decided there was more to life than money and corporate ladder climbing.....so I left...but during that time in the chemo room with the chairs filled with women and even a pregnant woman I thought about how lucky I was to have HOPE....I shed lots of tears there seeing the pregnant girl, the new ones who looked so scared and the ones that were back for the 2nd or 3rd time (some with one last try). They always had tissue by your chair just in case you needed it!! The Nurses and Doctors were so compassionate but without fundraising for this cause the cure won't be in sight and I for one don't want anyone to go through this because I know what they will endure! Please give TODAY even if you can only afford $5.....I'm not asking for much only if you can afford to give more please do!! God Bless you all and please pray for a cure!!!

Travel Photographs

April 26th, 2011

Travel Photographs

Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. You need time and money so it doesn't happen as often as I would like it to. It seems every time I go some place I see the terrain and elements of light in a whole new perspective. The shots are not all lined up and in order. They have gained character and substance as I have grown older and wiser. Nothing has to be perfect it only has to be.

The Perfect Shot

December 8th, 2010

The Perfect Shot

I love it when I take one photograph and it turns out to be the perfect shot. The right lighting makes the difference. This shot of the Calla Lilly was taken on a bright day outside and it turned out perfect without any editing. Love the detail of the petal and the leaves in the background.