This memory from the 2014 Billings Relay for Life came to me before I fell asleep last night as I thought about my friends struggling through cancer, surgeries and its treatments.
When my friend Lise and I were finishing the last of the ten miles to which we had committed for the Billings Relay for Life (and which were also helpful as part of our training for the Madison Half Marathon) … This song played through the speakers, the fireworks lit up the sky and the luminaries - too many luminaries for those who are no longer with us and the hopeful ones, the ones for the survivors - all under the huge moon. The assemblage of video I took that night, I dedicated to my father-in-law Dick Kriner, who had just been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer (he lived several more months); my aunt Doris Lee, who is a breast cancer survivor; her daughter Sandi, who died that spring from breast cancer; Sandi's daughter Cathy, who was diagnosed while her mother was dying and to all those family and friends whose lives have been affected by cancer.
Music: "Firework" by Katie Perry
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