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Monday, March 8, 2010

Blast Off!!

We have come, the darkness to expel
Fire and light, in our hands
Each of us, a tiny light
Together, we shine, mighty bright
(from a Hebrew folk song; my translation)
(traditionally sung on Hanukkah)

Whether it is one's focus, or just another one of life's challenges, cancer is discussed on-line in many different forums.

For me, the blogosphere best suits my needs.

When I was part of a group blog, I felt I had a powerful, virtual support group.

So, I decided to start a group blog that focuses on mothers living with cancer (as a chronic condition).

My goal: to gather at least ten bloggers to be part of our initial team. 

It turned out to be a bit more challenging than I expected.  But with patience, and a bit of perseverance, a new group slowly, and surely, began forming. 

My only requirement for joining the blog:  introduce yourself!

After that, the sky's the limit.

A few days ago, the tenth blogger joined our team.

We are ready to launch!


We are quite an eclectic bunch! We are religious and secular, Jews and Christians, believers and non-believers, right wingers and left wingers, private and social, funny and serious. 

What do we have in common?

We are all young moms and we all have cancer that is not going to go away.

Oh, and one more thing:

We are all determined to live life to its fullest!!


Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.

With love and optimism,


Risa Tzohar said...

Score another one for your your amazing drive! Cancer is the subject you blog about, it may be affecting you body but you have a winning personality and a sharing heart which would make me want to be your friend. It was great meeting you again yesterday and seeing we share other interests outside the blogsphere!

Karen said...

I looked at your new blog and I hope that you see what I see -- a bunch of women living full lives for years with 'terminal' cancer.

orieyenta said...

YOU never cease to amaze me. You continue to be an inspiration for the type of person I wish I could be. What a wonderful support system you have created there.

Baila said...

Much luck with this important blog, RivkA.

Anonymous said...

good luck! may we only hear good news from all of you

michele said...

How you found the time and energy to pull this together I don't know. The new blog is amazing.