The other day I posted about hearing Cinthia Osorio for the first time at the Poor People’s Campaign event in Trenton. During her talk she spoke about her cancer diagnosis. I asked readers to contribute to her treatment. Well, good news! She posted this announcement in Facebook yesterday.
Fun fact: on March 19, 2018 I was diagnosed with stage II type A Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After four rounds of chemo, tears, blood, two surgeries, a bunch of medications, going through various emotions on May 23rd, 2018 I was finally to hear the four words, “ you are in remission”
Words cannot begin to explain how thankful I am for ALL of those who reached out to me, who prayed for me, who sent good vibes my way, who sent me a card, went to chemo with me, made me food, visited me etc. I could not have done it without the incredible support of everyone.
I did it.
Some people take the ever-changing dynamics of life as a source of dissatisfaction. In this case, it’s an occasion for joy. And, as Diane DiPrima says in the quote I append to my emails now.
ALL POWER TO JOY, which will remake the world.
Revolutionary Letter #51