Nadine's Personal family story page - The Cancer Challenges which came home (two fold) in 2016-2017.
I am so blown away once again by the support and love that has come our way. Cancer is a difficult diagnosis, improved with this much care and dollar support felt by our family and all of those who are suffering Cancer.
The BC Cancer Association showed us that with faith and care we can manage such awful diagnosis with excellent prognosis. Funds to them, that has been aquired through our 8 years of cycling, and the many other fundraising events, have proven well worth the efforts we have all put in. I never thought that we would be one of the survivors riding with yellow flags. Go Dr Frame Go.
Thanks CTV for inviting us to join their team this year. You guys were organized, supportive and fun.
To our donors, your generous donation is appreciated.
The ride was fantastic! 2 Days of heat, emotional and sunshine packaged into a hot weekend.
We rode with the many special people who care, who really care about others. We have all been touched by Cancer in so many ways, and these riders and volunteers came together in such a special memorable way.
I feel blessed to be able to do this contribution. Without you, my generous supporters and donors the ride would not go and I would not be able to go forth and contribute. I keep close in my heart our dear friends who are currently battling survive, be it with surgery, chemo, and the many alternative therapies we are trying to save lives.
Cousin Norman we love you, and appreciate positive outlook even though some times you are exhausted, treatments interfere with your dance and fun... but love it and I am inspired by your kindness and generosity and passion for family.
Sarina, your path has been long and difficult, and every day we take on the challenge of finding the strength to make it for a few more. You have been through so many challenges yet you always see and feel the beauty of life. We are blessed to be a part of your life and your journey.
Terry, you fought so hard, and so long. You will always be remembered as the one who gave and gave, and enjoyed life to its full. Even the good whiskey you appreciated as one of your last drinks in this life. To you we say L'chaim.
Rikki, as you go through these difficult days, we are so grateful that there is treatment for you. We look forward to many more rides in your honor and your recovery and long life! We love you.
Dani - we were so not ready to say good bye to you! You had so much more to teach us about the true values in life... and more. Your legacy dinkum goodness has continued to flourish within your beautiful daughters and delightful husband. We are so blessed to enjoy them and witness them thrive and do so much good in this world.
Sam and Tracy, wow - that episode was so quick and so sad. We bought your beautiful cottage on Bowen, and every day we see the little details of things that meant so much to you... and you shared with us. Your suffering is over but every sunset from our deck keeps your memory alive.
The list of success stories of surgery and chemo and radiation continues ... with so many of our special family. Cousin Michael, you are so brave and strong and determined, sure that you will fight this challenge in your heroic silent ways as you do every other challenge that comes your way! Uncle Ivor, you are always special to me, and when you are strong and your kids are kind enough to share you, we would love you to visit us here in Vancouver. PG your Cancer will be your irritant rather than your poison. You and your kids are all special to me, and I think you all know.
Vivian, we are pleased that you have recovered so well from your surgery and look like you might not need any further treatments. We look forward to more visits with you and your delightful family next time we are in Israel.
Debbie, we are a year since your surgery and you are well into your recovery. It was a privilege to ride with your loving husband who shared in this kind and thoughtful gesture in your honour! G-d Bless you.
So Cancer was always everyone around me's problem. Gidon and I were going to be the big supporters. Little did we know 7 years after we started our big Cancer fundraising, for the ride, we would have cancer resident in our home. Gabe, 23, with such insight and wisdom, told me immediately, at time of diagnosis, "MOM, WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER! I AM NOT GOING TO DIE! THIS IS NOT A SECRET, WE CAN DO THIS WITH THE LOVE AND SUPPORT OF OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS" and we did it... today Gabe is in Boston doing his first year of medical school.
This attitude could not have come about without the support of the BC Cancer Agency and the Foundation. With education, prompt care and faith in the medical system, we followed the guidelines, went through surgery and chemo... and today I thank you all for supporting me, the mommy, through all of it. Now with the funds we have together raised, we hope that this organisation will continue saving lives.
It happened again, Gidon now has bladder cancer. With a frightening experience of diagnosis and surgery... we are again grateful to the BC Cancer Agency for saving my husband's life. This year he rode with a yellow flag - a survivor!
I am so proud of my men, who have both been through a lot, and both Mikaela and Ariel who have been unbelievably caring and supportive through these really difficult days. The ride is now our chance to give and to celebrate!
See our ride page for some pictures of the special weekend.
Big hugs, see you soon!
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