Even though we discovered the "underworld" through difficult and tragic circumstances, I'm thankful to be part of that world. It's like so many worthwhile lessons and goals in life that are difficult and painful to learn or achieve. While I wouldn't wish a brain tumour on anyone, and if I could go back and change the past, I would in a heartbeat make it so that Kolbjorn never had a tumour in the first place, I am very thankful for discovering the "underworlds" of cancer and sick kids.
Jasmine and Aladdin discover a whole new world on their magic carpet. Sometimes, I feel like them - discovering so many new things, tumbling through the endless sky, holding our breath, hoping there's something below to catch us if we fall.
A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I'm way up here
It's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you
Now I'm in a whole new world with you
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky
A whole new world
Don't you dare close your eyes
A hundred thousand things to see
Hold your breath - it gets better
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back to where I used to be
|Jasmine's new world was dazzling, happy. I wish - and hope - that ours will be, too.|
While I have concerns about the efficacy of the research being done into cancer treatments, and am cynical enough to believe that there are more economic and financial reasons to NOT find a cure for cancer (since research is so profitable - and so many organizations, and so many people's livelihoods depend on providing cancer treatments) I still believe that those suffering require support and education. That is what I am working for. We have been especially thankful for the information and support we have received from the Brain Tumour Foundation. That is why Kolbjorn is a spokesperson for the Spring Sprint.
Please consider supporting, or even joining Kol's Krew in the Saskatoon Spring Sprint. See KolsKrew.ca for more details. Thank-you!