Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hot Pink

Here are a few things that I know to be true:

Family members will always deny being the culprit who empties the milk carton of milk, and yet leaves the plastic carcass in the refrigerator, taunting me in its barrenness. True.

The day that I am in a hurry is the day that I am stuck behind the driver peddling along at 45 mph on the highway, with no opportunity for passing. True.

Firemen are hot.

Yes. Especially that last truism. So true.

And firemen in pink?

Even hotter.

"Wait," you say. "Firemen in pink???!!"


Last week, I arranged for a super secret surprise for my baby sister...a visit to her home by the Guardian of the Ribbon fire truck.

In pink.

With firemen aboard.

In pink.


Remember...my sister has been battling Stage III rectal cancer since April 5, 2011. She has undergone debilitating chemo, burning radiation, numerous surgeries, unmitigated poking & prodding - with a spirit that is undaunted and never-ending.

In her honor, the local Guardian of the Ribbon brigade made a surprise home visit to encourage her in her battle, as well as a show of support. Their motto is: "These men honor those who can no longer fight, stand with those who can fight and inspire those who watch."

And do they ever.

We think of firemen as heroes, and they are quick to point out that it is women...who are fighting life-threatening diseases...who are the true heroes.

In my sister's case, she was a bit shocked to see not only the pink fire truck pull up, but a local "regular" fire truck as an escort.

She got to sign the pink fire truck, alongside thousands of other signatures of women & their supporters...

Adding her name to the wall of honor...

Family, friends & firemen....

The firemen presented my sister with a beautiful bouquet of flowers, as well as a Warrior T-Shirt, leaving my sister rather speechless.

It was a wonderful evening - a great show of support for my sis, who's been such an inspiration to us all.


The Guardian of the Ribbon is a national organization that supports women in their fight against cancer. Go to THIS LINK to get more information...or to find out how to schedule a Pink Fire Truck home visit for someone YOU know.


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