Monday, May 5, 2008

Penny for short

Tomorrow afternoon my Aunt Joan is having a mastectomy to remove any possibility of her cancer recurring. I wanted to post this because I admire her heart, her attitude, and her bravery and I'm very proud of her. This is an excerpt from an email she sent me and I just loved it:

"You can now call me Phenthesilea (Penny, for short.) She was the Queen of the Amazons from an independent kingdom in ancient Greece. The mythology portends that they were fierce warriors who cut off their right breasts to use a bow more freely and to throw a spear without obstruction. I shall take up archery as soon as I am able. In the meantime, I shall remain the brave and stalwart woman that I am." 

Watch out world, Penny's on the loose.


  1. Well, actually cancer is something I have come to expect-as EVERYONE in my Dad's family has had it-

    -but it is very hard-whether its expected or not. Great advances in therapy today though-your aunt and your family will be in my prayers.

  2. Sending prayers up for your Aunt Kira...very touching and what a good attitude for her to have.


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