Georgette B. Gaskin - My Story

I am daddy's baby girl.....

I am daddy's baby girl.....

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MY JOURNEY WITH ACS HELPING TO FIND A CURE

Team Fundraising Goal: $1,000.00

Total Number of Gifts: 3
Total Value of Gifts: $135.00

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Mrs. Maria Thorpe

Ms. Rachel Santos

Mrs. Jeannine Pipe

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FEDERAL ACTION CENTER

Senators: Please cosponsor the bill to increase the federal tax on cigarettes
Ask you U.S. Senators to cosponsor a new bill to increase the federal tax on cigarettes and tobacco products - a proven way to prevent kids from starting to smoke and help adults quit.
We Need to Fund Breast Cancer Research
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, accounting for one of every four cancers diagnosed in U.S. women. Ask Congress to continue funding the fight against breast cancer.

 

 

 

 

THE REASONS I FIGHT FOR A CURE!!

I have always dreamed about being someone who has never lost a loved one to cancer. I sometimes sit and wonder how wonderful that would feel; I will never be able to experience that luxury. My grandfather died from bone cancer several years prior to my birth. I grew up hearing stories about a vivacious man with a powerful presence that touched everyone he met; I also heard the stories of his last, pain-ridden days. My uncle lost his battle to bone cancer in 1987. I visited him several times during my Christmas break. I will never forget the last time I saw him. At the end of my last visit, he reached up to me and told me "I love you and I am very proud of you". I knew that would be the last time that I would be able to see him alive; we both knew. Two months later, he was gone. After his death, I decided that I needed to do something so no one else (patients, caregivers, friends, families, colleagues, etc.) has to feel that pain. I have cried for hope, for joy, and for survival of several friends and family. I am especially joyful for the survivorship of my father and sister as I have become a persistent and assertive person through their encouragement. Cancer is not a disease of a person but that of the community. I will remain diligent until this disease is conquered; this is reason why I became an Ambassador.


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