What more can I say? It's Frank Caliendo.
What more can I say? It's Frank Caliendo.
100% of the proceeds go to fighting cancer.
How I miss you, K
Beautiful girl, big voice, big heart.
As a Jewish woman I am always surprised at how extensive, pervasive, and blatant antisemitism is- even on the most "innocuous" of levels (like the woman who told me her sister is great at "Jewing people down" at the flea market- who later claimed she had no idea what that actually meant. Well, OK then! All's forgiven! Ignorance buys you a pass!) - it's frustrating, and it makes me sad. But this is part of a larger, systemic social issue - not just antisemitism, but racism in general. It's demonstrative of what is possibly the biggest hypocrisy of our time- that whole heaping load of horse you-know-what where we all claim that we're "colorless society" and that we've moved beyond racism. It's this kind of thing, the comments that we tolerate on social media about our president, the words we hear muttered under others' breath in the grocery store, coffee shops, and on college campuses that tells the real story. We haven't come nearly as far as we'd like to think (or we've convinced ourselves) that we have. Figure it out, people. The time is now.
This is my friend Marshall's site - she's a star, for sure. From cancer-fighter to survivor, now helping other people through this journey. A very good resource for anyone battling cancer, or anyone who knows someone battling cancer.
Mark Update: 30 October, 2011
Mark's wife, my sweet red-headed angel, posted this on her facebook page. She prefaced it by saying that he didn't want to just post something if people aren't interested in hearing or knowing what is going on. That said, I feel it's appropriate to ask for prayers, love, and positive thoughts, even from those who don't know him.
Life is hard enough. We should be helping one another through it.
"Mark is finally ready to quit fighting. He has been told his body is ready to let go, and he is now in agreement. They stopped his TPN (nutrition) yesterday and, as long as there are no other complications, the end will probably come between 7-10 days. I think they've finally gotten on top of his pain medication, so hopefully these last days will be peaceful and surrounded by family and friends. Thank you all who have said prayers and who have kept us in your thoughts. Without you, I don't know how he and I would've gotten through this at all. We both know we have wonderful family and friends, though, and he is also surrounded by an incredible and wonderful nursing and support staff. There was a time when the thought of him dying in a hospital filled me with dread, but we both have such a connection to the people here now, I can't imagine a better place for him to be. Thank you all again."
I am going to miss you, Mark. I'm going to always remember when I asked you if you'd consider meeting my roommate, Blair, when you came from California to spend the Christmas/New Years holidays with your family in "a tiny little town probably never heard of - High Point" Weren't you pleasantly surprised when I told you we were quite familiar with High Point? AND Trinity? I'll never forget how you asked me if she was cute. Duh. :p I'll never forget the day Blair looked at me and said "I think I'm going to tell Mark I love him." You guys were made for each other from the start. I never told you how much I appreciated your being so good to the girl I love so much, and that I am blown away by the ease of your love for one another. And the lasting. You only had 15 years together, which now seems so long, and so short.
Let's remember him from this occasion.
My goodness. What tragic news. Rest In Peace, Dan.
Please trust that they will. At UNC we have a memorial service for those who so willingly, and unselfishly, donated their bodies so that others may live longer, with a better quality of life. And, with any luck, more hope. You should ask the medical school about this. It might help ease your mind.
This extraordinary act on the part of the donor, and their families, is not lost on these students.
I think y'all decorated it because you are pretty awesome artists... and because you are as easily amused as I am. Awesome.
The last picture is my favorite, but all of them are great. It's a great campaign, it's a great cause, and I hope the trend continues.