Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hood Canal

I'm so happy to be alive. Literally. I think about it all the time, several times a day. Life is so much fun, there's so much to do and experience. This weekend, Dan and I headed to our buddy Burke's cabin to do some clam digging, oyster shucking and mussel grilling. It was amazing! I'm so fortunate to do so many wonderful things. I might be fighting a serious cancer, but I'm also just a girl that wants to hang with her friends, BBQ seafood, play with her dog, and laugh hysterically. It rained a bit, then the sun came out. It was gorgeous. That's the thing about the northwest, the weather shifts often, and it's all beautiful. I love it here. 

On another note, my parents have been struggling to find a way to help me. Of course, I had no idea how terrified they are, or how helpless they sometimes feel. They're incredibly good at hiding their feelings, sheltering me from the worry. So, anyway, they got to thinking, and they figured that the biggest stressor in my life is money. I'm constantly having to avoid expensive treatments (like extra IVs), and I'm always weighing treatment options by cost. To try and alleviate the stress in my life, my parents are doing a fundraiser. They have purchased a truckload of organic cherries and they're going to be selling them in West Seattle this Thursday morning (the 28th), and then they're headed to the Green Lake area in the afternoon. Next, they'll be headed to Friday Harbor for the weekend.

I don't have all of the information, in fact, I don't even know what type of organic cherries they're selling, but I'll get all of the information and create a post soon. One thing that I DO know is that they're selling them for $4.99 a pound which is much cheaper than PCC (they sell them for $6.99/lb). It's a great deal, and it would be helping me fund my medical bills - including possible dendritic cell therapy - if we raise the money, I would have no reason not to get this amazing treatment. Anyway, just wanted to throw the basics out there. I'll put more information again soon. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

One more amazing are my parents? Pretty flipping amazing.


  1. That's awesome! Wish I lived in the area b/c I would totally buy up the whole truck load. I love cherries and have been paying an arm and leg to get organic ones here. So good and good for you. Jess

  2. Keep us readers posted, I live in West Seattle and can't wait to buy some!

  3. "So Cal" PattiJune 24, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Beautiful positive post again Jess! Just love the pictures- how fun that sounds! You are lucky to live in such a beautiful area with so many things to do close by. Since I have been stuck at home with my feet problems I realized how hard it is to get around in my area unless you drive. Sure wish that I lived up there so that I could get some cherries from your parents- sounds like a great fundraiser! Take care and stay positive!

  4. Hooray, I cannot wait to get loads. Please do let us know all the details so we can copy paste them into emails and let the WORLD know!!!!!!!!! xoxo.


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