InsaneJournal for ~*Sharon Marie*~.
|Friday, January 31st, 2020|
You don't have to share this forward. I received it an email earlier this week and just thought I would share it with all of my friends here. I don't believe in government, I don't believe in war, but I do support the men and women who are dying for they, not the government, believe in.
The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
Reply in the comments with this filled out if you want :)
1. Do you have a tattoo?
2. How old are you?
3. Are you single or taken?
5. Do you dream in colour?
6. Ever seen a corpse?
7. How about them hipsters?
8. How did we meet?
9. What's your philosophy on life and death?
10. If you could do anything with me, and have no one know, what would it be?
11. Do you trust the police?
12. Do you like musicals?
13. What is your fondest memory of me?
14. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?
15. Would you cheat?
16. What are you wearing?
17. Have you ever peed in a pool?
18. Would you hide evidence for me if I asked you to?
19. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
20. Which do you prefer - short or long hair?
21. What's your favorite day of the week?
22. What's your favorite color?
23. If you could bring back anyone that has passed, who would it be?
24. Tell me one interesting/odd fact about you?
25. What was your first impression of me?
26. Have you ever done drugs?
27. Will you post this so I can fill it out for you?
|1 Amour // J'Adore|
I'm doing what others have been doing and I'm copying this from jadzia7667's journal. My thoughts are with Minx and her family during this time.
National Marrow Donor Program Registry
On any given day, more than six thousand people are searching the National Marrow Donor Program Registry, trying to find a bone marrow donor who's a match for themselves or someone close to them who is terribly ill.
These people – men, women and children from every walk of life - have leukemia, lymphoma, aplastic anemia and other life threatening illnesses that can best be treated with a bone marrow (or cord blood, but I know diddly about that) transplant. For most of these people, the transplant is their best – sometimes, their only – hope for a cure. Without it, many of them will die.
There are millions of people who need a bone marrow transplant in order to be healthy again. In order to survive whatever illness is plaguing them. They search, or their doctors search, or their loved ones search, trying to find a match. But there isn't one. The Donor Registry is large, but it doesn't contain everyone. I'm writing this to encourage you to consider adding your information to the Registry, and perhaps become a bone marrow donor at some point. If you're a match for someone.
If you're not a match for someone you know, you might be a match for someone else. I'm a member of the National Marrow Donor Program Registry and have been for years. I dug out my Registry card to make sure I'm up to date in terms of contact information. I'm still helpless at this point, because I'm not a match for Minxie. One of you might be.
I encourage everyone to click the link above, read the information, be sure you understand it, and go have the testing done. If you have questions, feel free to email me or catch me on Yahoo or AIM. I'll be happy to talk to you about it, and tell you as much as I can. I'm no expert, you understand, but I'll do my best to answer your questions. The initial testing is fairly simple. No more than a blood sample is needed. If you're a match for someone, then there are other considerations. The people at the Registry would be able to answer those questions better than I can, to be sure.
Right now, this minute, it's personal. Because it's Minxie. Y'all know how I feel about her, if you know either of us at all. If we were ten, we'd have matching BFF bracelets or something. I love her, and she's sick, and I can't really do anything to make her better. I can't begin to explain how much I want to fix things - right NOW this minute - for her. But I can't. She's one of my closest friends, and this is the only thing I can do to help her right now. My tissue isn't even close to a match for her. One of you might be.
On a larger scale, though, it's not so personal. It's a vitally necessary thing for many people. Donating bone marrow, while not without risk, is still a reasonably safe procedure, from the Donor's perspective. It can save a life. It can keep a family together. It can ensure a mother lives long enough to raise her children. It can ensure a child lives long enough to find their purpose in life, and has a chance to fulfill it. That's a big deal – racks up huge positive Karma, if you believe in such things.
If your blood type does not contain the Rh factor – in other words, if you're AB negative, or O negative, or A or B negative - this post is particularly aimed at you. That's the personal part kicking in. Minxie's blood type is the rarest, most special of 'em all, and it's going to take some work to find her a match. It's more complicated than just blood type. Click the link – read the information. Join the Registry, if you're able. Thank you.
Here's some more info about bone marrow transplants: http://www.neutropenia.ca/research/facts.h
|1 Amour // J'Adore|
To see the video to these lyrics, go to YouTube.com and search for 3 Doors Down Citizen Soldier. I don't believe in war, but I believe in those that fight for what they believe in. This was a wonderful tribute to them through the National Guard.
Artist: 3 Doors Down
Song: Citizen Soldier
Beyond the boundries of your city's lights.
Stand the heroes waiting for your cries.
So many times you did not bring this on yourself.
When the moment finally comes, I'll be there to help.
( On that day, when you need your brothers and sisters to care. )
I thought these stereotypes were quite interesting. Amazing how I fit more than one, two, or even three of them. Isn't stereotyping great?! And I'm sure these aren't even half of the stereotyping ideaology out there. Got any?
Those in italics are what fit me the most
Pick the stereotype that fits you...
Im SKINNY, so I MUST have an eating disorder.
Im a VIRGIN, so i MUST be prude.
im a SKATER, so i MUST be an idiot.
I'm a BIKER, so I MUST be very skilled.
I'm BLACK, so I MUST carry a gun.
( I'm BLONDE, so I MUST be a ditz )
|3 Amours // J'Adore|
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