Woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend... Just when I thought life could not get any better I heard a knock on my door, it was Cancer.
It changed everything but not for the worse. I choose Life and Hope .
BACK OFF CANCER is what I say!

The beginning of this journey...shaving my head

The beginning of this journey...shaving my head
Me, Francesca, on April 1st 2007, the day I shaved my head....

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Greifensee Lauf

C. has always been a runner and I have been to endless races and cheered on. When I was pregnant with L. he did a off-road Marathon in Maryland that included several kids races and we then said that one day we were all going to run together. Today was it.

The Greifensee Lauf , in one of the most beautiful places of Switzerland, the weather was Gorgeous and although I did not feel well all week ( major Cold!) , I was so excited to be able to participate. L. ran the 1.2 km ( he said that running "is not his thing") , I then ran the 5.5 KM and C. the half marathon


It was the first "race" post cancer and although the kms were not many I am thrilled to be able to do it and cross the finish line. I was afraid I was going to be last ( and although I wasn't) I know to well that many people facing the big C. can barely walk from their bed to the door and that there are many grieving families out there that would do everything to see their loved ones be the last on a race... Today I ran for Health & Hope!!!

It was special to have us all together ... This day also goes into the Memory Bank!

Big kiss

1 comment:

Amy said...

Francesca
Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos of your family. The courage comes with crossing the starting line, not the finish line. Hope it left you feeling as amazing as you look. "Crazy hair" is better than no hair, huh? I have had 8 haircuts and three hair colors since last August when my hair began to grow back. Which is probably why yours is so much longer than mine. :)
Besos & brazas from the west coast