29 December 2012

Bridget Spence doesn't know me from any of the other thousands of 3 Day participants that she's never met. She has no clue I exist, and that's fine; I know of her and I've been following her blog for a while, to the point where I got a weird little thrill when I looked up during a Komen commercial and there she was.

I don't know her, but I could still squeal I read her blog!

She's been fighting like hell for years; she's not quite 30 years old, but she's been battling breast cancer since she was 21 years old. She's somewhat of an icon in the 3 Day Community, especially those connected by Facebook. Many have had the chance to hear her speak, many have become her friends and allies.

She's touched all of us.

Her fight has not been easy, and now she's asking that we let her go. And that she not be forgotten.

We won't forget her; we can't. We can't do much of anything, but remembering her, that we can do. And because she loves pearls, many 3 Dayers are wearing their pearls in honor of her. Many of my friends, just because I asked, have donned theirs in honor of her.

I don't own any pearls and am not likely to, but I had one thing I could do.

I could get my freak on, and rock the pink again.

My plans for this weekend had originally been to dye my hair back to its natural color, but instead I got my very gay haircut, and last night I bleached it so that today I could go back to the neon pink.

Good intentions, and all that.

I messed up on the dye job--I should have waited for the Spouse Thingy, since he always helps me get those spots I can't see--and the haircut isn't quite as spiffy today. It's going to take some practice to get those spikes right; right now it looks like I lost a fight with a pissed off weed whacker.

I am so not pulling off this hair style.

But, it is what it is, and it is what I could do.

What you can do...go read Bridget's blog, at least her goodbye entry, and send some mojo her way. And then sear her into your brain, and then never, ever, forget her.


Prancer Pie said...

The hair is good. Don't change a thing.

dustyninjacat said...

I greatly admire you Thumper. You are an awesome individual. Thank you for doing these walks and for introducing us to new people.

Roberta said...

What an inspiration this young woman, Bridget Spence, is. I'm sure she would prefer to be just an ordinary gal with an ordinary life ... but she has touched so many lives. Thank you for "introducing us" Thumper. With all the walks and with all the walkers and with all the money raised ... there will always be a Bridget. I hate BC. The end.

Derby, Ducky said...

Mum has declared that she will wear her pearls at least one day a week. Even if it just means when she is sitting at home not doing much of anything. Which is about what she does these days.


Shaggy and Scout said...

I went over on a recommendation from Derby & Duckys mom's post I read about her yesterday, and I wore my pearls.