I started off at WISH-TV's web site for some info on the weather up their way (Indianapolis). I ended up at Deanna Dewberry's blog. She is having her third bout with breast cancer, and one of the stories she related was especially touching.

http://blogs.wishtv.com/2010/12/23/...

She tells the story of a very young woman who is in foster care and battling a severe form of cancer and she met at her oncologist's office. An update in February revealed that the girl was not doing well.

This reminds me of a woman who I met at a different oncologist's office in Indianapolis now nearly six years ago. This lady had esophageal cancer, and had been told it was inoperable. She was frail looking, and said she was unable to eat because of the pain. She was going to begin a new round of chemotherapy that day. I had been reading a magazine article about Micheal Phelps before she began to chat with us. There was no way I could stop listening to her and read Sports Illustrated.

I heard a talk today from Dr. Stephen C. Jacobson of Indiana University. Much of his research is related in some way to diagnosing cancer. I will forever be supportive of research like his. Today also happens to be the day when Relay for Life is held.

The fact that I stumbled on Deanna's very well-written blog on that same day seems more than serendipitous.