BUT, I GUESS THE CALENDER DOESN’T LIE, RIGHT?
I think I was unwise in my choice of food too. bbq chicken and shrimp, with corn, green pea rice, grilled veggies and a salad. not that the meal is going to be bad, because it’s not. it’s just that the prep is taking so long! when cooking for the big fam less prep is best and in this case skewering all those shrimp and chicken pieces took forever.
and then, whenever I think anything is arduous, I think of my friend nish. and I say to myself – what on earth are you complaining about?
and some things so are.
while I’m stressing about making a good meal for my family, nish is fighting for her life.
she was recently told that her cancer came back. a devastating piece of news I’m sure you can imagine. and when I say came back I mean she was diagnosed (with acute myeloid leukemia,) fought hard, won and then, a little over a month age, the bloody thing came back. no pun intended.
she’s strong as hell. a true fighter in my opinion. and will likely say sayonara to this round of cancer soon insha’allah because she is so tough. her mental is on point.
but she needs your help.
you see, in order for her cancer to be fully gone she needs a stem cell/marrow transplant. she needs a match. and so far she hasn’t found hers. but that doesn’t mean one isn’t out there.
this weekend, one match is holding a drive so you can come and get swabbed and potentially save a life.
here are the details /
sunday august 31st at the jcc
9000 bathurst st
so now, I have a really big request of you. well actually it’s a small thing, but could yield very big rewards.
please come out and get swabbed. and if you cannot come out please connect with one match to see how you can do it at home. it really only takes a minute of your time. the husband I did it together after daani was born because we couldn’t make it out to a drive the first time around.
and granted, you may not be a match for nish, but who knows. you could be a match for someone.
AND THEN YOU MIGHT JUST BE ABLE TO SAVE A LIFE.
and what’s a bigger reward than that?
photo / some things are not important, by conceptual artist, author, ilustrator and all-round creative, keri smith.