Missy's Story

Her Battle Against Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Thank you!

    "There's something wonderfully rewarding in being part of an effort that does make a diffference." - Brian O'Connell 

      "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the
                                   smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a
                                   life around." 
                                   Leo Buscaglia 

    Maya Angelou:  I can be changed by what happens to me.  I refuse to be reduced by it.

    True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher. ~ John Petit-Senn

    You've got to get up in the morning with a smile on your face, and show
                                                the world all the love in your heart. ~ Carole King

     Eleanor Roosevelt: 

      You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look
      fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

    Mary McLeod Bethune: 

      Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.

    Albert Schweitzer: 

      At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
      Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within

    Every time you meet a situation, though you think at the moment it
                                                    is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned,
                                                    once you have met it and lived through it you find that forever after
                              you are freer than you were before. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

                                   There is no medicine like hope. No incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as
                                   expectation of something better tomorrow. ~ Orison Swett Marsden

    Winston Churchill: 

      If you're going through hell, keep going.

    Robert A. Heinlein: 

      Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the

    "The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on." 
                         ---Julia Alvarez 

    "I did the thing I feared the most. Excuse me while I cheer. Now here I stand a stronger soul. 
                                                                And all I've lost is fear." - Unknown

    "A friend shares the good times and helps out by listening during the bad times." 
                         ---Molly Oliver 

    "I believe that friends are quiet angels who sit on our shoulders and lift our wings when we forget how to fly." 

    "It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine its outcome." 
                         ---William James 

                         "Faith sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible." 

    "There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the
                         ---Douglas Everett 

             Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you....Mary Tyler Moore. 

                                                              Don't let life discourage you, everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was....Richard L. Evans. 

       Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others....Sir Winston 

                             Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
                                 Anais Nin (1903 - 1977), The Diary of Anais Nin, volume 3, 1939-1944

                             Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
                                  Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)

                             Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
                                  Clare Booth Luce (1903 - 1987), in Reader's Digest, 1979

                             The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act
                                  Corra Harris

                             Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
                                  Dorothy Bernard

    Cindy Ridgeway Parker
    Sumter, South Carolina

    Missy's Progress

    Hodgkin's Disease Info

    Stem Cell Transplants

    Thank You Page (coming soon)

    Photo Gallery (coming soon)

    Email: cparker2@sc.rr.com

    This page was last updated on December 20, 2003

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