Aloha friends and family!
This is a very special installment of my blog (and… as always… over-due!).
Some of you may not know this but I am a huge fan of reality TV, especially Bravo and E! I love the show “Giuliana & Bill.” Love it. Because they are cool and Giuliana is funny and Bill is such a good guy. But also because a few years ago just before my diagnosis, Ms. Rancic went through her own battles with fertility and then breast cancer and she broadcast it on TV for all to see and learn. I am so thankful to her for doing that because she made cancer understandable; the made it something we can talk about and not just quietly behind closed doors. She looked at the world and said, yup, this is happening to me and I’m gonna be the one to tell the truth of it all… the unsexy moments and the beautiful ones too. Bad ass!
As I was watching E! news today, the universe intervened. On came a news bit about a very cool web site and special opportunity for women with breast and/or ovarian cancer created by Giuliana Rancic. It’s called Fab-U-Wish by Bright Pink.
I seized the opportunity (before I forgot to do it or lost the guts to do it) and I went to the web site. I wrote the essay but that wasn’t enough to show I wanted it. To do that, I went the next step and made the YouTube video. Face time is important in this day and age; we can all hide behind a computer or a cell phone or a piece of paper but when you have to record and listen to yourself and share it with others, it impresses on those around you that you mean business. That you want it.
And I mean business! I want it!
Here’s my video, I hope it works. And for those of you that may be surprised by my request because I’m a science nerd who wears ugly work shorts, t-shirts and flip flops all day every day, just remember, I’m secretly a glamorous and girly woman inside (who watches reality TV); I just need the opportunity to show that side of me!