When my friend (ZW), and later Lena Stern (Yuri Stern's widow), asked me to say a few words at tonight's fundraiser, I agreed, without hesitation.
I did not realize that I would know most of the people in the audience.
I should have known.... I just didn't.
So, when I addressed the audience, it was like talking with friends.
Except, I talked about the things I never talk about.
In order to appreciate what it is that the Yuri Stern Foundation provides for cancer patients, it is necessary to understand what a day at the hospital is like.
So, I painted the picture, with the express hope that none of them should ever have to experience, first hand, a day in the chemo ward.
Afterwards, so many people approached me with comments and compliments.
I realized, I never before spelled out, in detail, what goes on during chemo days.
Tomorrow, b'li neder (no promises), I will post about what a day in the life of a cancer patient is really like.
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
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