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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Follow up on Pancake Breakfast for Ky Loop

The Pancake breakfast for Ky Loop on April 5, had a really good, even a really great turn out! I don’t know the exact numbers but there were well over 100 folks who came to the Community Center to have breakfast and spend some time together. The event started at about 6 AM and continued until after noon. I spent a good part of the day there, helping in the kitchen and was touched to see the large turnout. Late in the morning, Ky Loop came by to join the crowd. Many of his friends were responsible for organizing the event, as well as spending a lot of time and their own money to help move the event foreword. Ky sincerely thanked each of them. Ky is looking good. He said he had gone through his 3rd round of chemo and had not started to feel the major ill effects of the therapy.

None of us would want to be stricken by Cancer. It takes supreme bravery to confront and fight this kind of battle. In addition to being very brave, having a large group of friends and supporters turn out to help and contribute has got to be one of the greatest experiences one could ever have. In our darkest hours, having a single friend can change our world. Having over a hundred friends offer support is awe inspiring. While term “community support” seems like a relic from another time, it is breathtaking to see so many people who care. This kind of event can re-affirm one’s faith in humanity.

Ky still needs your assistance. He has no insurance and if you can afford to make a small contribution, or even if you can’t kindly take a moment to visit his site:

Hang in there Ky, we’re all sending our best hopes and prayers!


Stephanie Frieze said...

Because of 43 million uninsured Americans, we need to elect the administration most likely to reform health care in this country. While benefits are a way for citizens to help people dealing with illness without insurance, only health care reform will cure the problem.

Lorraine Hart said...

Wishing Ky, his family, friends and community all the best.

For anyone feeling frustrated at how to help friends with chronic illness in the's the little things that help us so much...a card or note, a dinner dropped-off, or a lawn mowed. It's not always about money, though we all know how huge the issue is.

We all need each other. Thanks Tracy!

Tracy Lebenzon said...

Thanks to both of you!!!

Stephanie Frieze said...

I second that motion, Lorraine. A card or some flowers can certainly tell a person they are loved!