Those words (paraphrased a bit here) stuck me after reading Mary Tyler Mom's Donna's Cancer Story.
The words break into my thoughts and I'm grateful. It's one of the first things I think of when I think of Donna. Donna was a smart little girl. If you have read Donna's Cancer Story you probably remember those words also. Some of four year old Donna's final revelations.
Bones don't walk. Bones don't talk.
There is so much wisdom, comfort, sadness all wrapped up in those words. For me they are a reminder of this:
So today on Donna Day, I ask that you open your heart and consider how you can help. Read her story. Check out St. Baldrick's. Pediatric cancer research needs funding. If you live in Illinois I believe you can donate when you do your taxes.
Mary Tyler Mom and dad also started Donna's Good Things to honor Donna and help kids with cancer find some good things.
Donna died on October 19, 2009. This beautiful, vibrant spirt left this world. But her spirit lives on through her mother, father and brothers. Through their dedication to cancer research. Through her story. I am in awe of all them.
If you are in the Chicago area, go to this St. Baldrick's event!