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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:18 PM
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Friend's daughter - 4.0 Deans List - 1st qtr in college!
She's also a really good friend of my sons back in NC.

I'm just a bit overwhelmed right now because three years ago - we didn't know if she was going to live past age 16. She had brain cancer - the operation, radiation, chemo - you name it - she went through it. She lost so much weight - and all of her beautiful hair. Hair she'd been growing to donate to - - - you guessed it, cancer patients. An anonymous donor offered to have her a wig made of her own hair, but she declined. "I'm okay with being bald. Give my hair to someone who needs it!" She wore funky hats and cloches and caps. She had her head painted with flowers and sayings and autographs of friends. . . She always kept such a positive attitude and was more worried about her family and friends being upset than her being sick.

She is such a remarkarble young lady. A 4.0 GPA her first semester in college is pretty great. Hell, her first semester in any school ever!! She grew up "UNschooling" so she'd never been in any school before. I'm just beside myself with joy right now. She fought so hard and has come so far. I think she has an amazing future ahead of her.


YAY LAURA!!! We love you! :hug: and we're so proud of you!

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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:20 PM
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1. Good for her! I wish her health, long life, and success at reaching
her goals.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:20 PM
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2. How wonderful and amazing! :^)
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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:21 PM
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3. Recommending cause we all need an uplifting story lately.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:22 PM
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4. woot!
grats to her!

Dare we ask how your son is doing? :P
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:24 PM
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7. he's pretty happy for her -
but not really surprised at her grades.

We wait every year for word of her "followup visit" to the doc to see how she's doing. So far, so good.
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:22 PM
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5. Remarkable is right.
My daughter cut her waist length hair too for cancer victims. 'Locks for Love' I think it was.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:25 PM
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8. yeah -
My son did that - Laura was the one who encouraged him to grow his hair out so long (he had BEAUTIFUL hair). He and another friend up here went and got theirs cut together.

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endless october Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:23 PM
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6. congrats to her! k/r
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:27 PM
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9. Laura!!! WTG...
From one cancer survivor to another.. I am smiling ear to ear reading this
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:15 PM
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10. Straight As? THAT'S the best she can do?
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 08:18 PM by rocktivity
:evilgrin:
rocktivity
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:41 PM
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13. Yeah, definately a slacker ;-p
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Terra Alta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:19 PM
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11. That is an amazing story.
I wish her a long, happy, and successful life.

I love hearing stories like this, especially at times like this when there is so much tragedy and heartache going on in the world...
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:40 PM
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12. That a girl Laura!
When is one considered a survivor?
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:36 PM
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14. She sounds cool.
Good for you, Laura. Congratulations!
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:58 PM
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15. YAY!
:D
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:39 PM
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16. she does sound pretty amazing. the best to her and her future. nt
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 03:07 PM
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17. a remarkable young lady
:applause: as a member of the club no one wants to join, i salute her.
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