Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Gift

giftFrom the Fall Blog Challenge by Melanie Holtsman, this week’s topic is the gift.

Challenge: If you could give one gift, who would you give it to and what would you choose?

If I could give one gift, it would be a cure for lupus and I would give it to my sister. She has suffered from this for over thirty years. This disease ended up killing my oldest sister and my mother died with it also. I feel so bad when I hear of all the medical stuff my sister has to go through but I’m glad it has kept her alive all these years. She is involved in the Lupus Foundation and walks every year to raise money so a cure can be found. My blood was even given to a research group to find out why I did not get lupus and if it could help in finding a cure. If a cure could be found and it would help her, that would be the greatest gift for both of us!

Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).

Original image: 'ready for the holiday' by: Sarah Parrott

1 comment:

Sioux Roslawski said...

Pat--I'm so sorry about the suffering your mother and oldest sister had to endure, and the pain your other sister is dealing with now. What a wonderful gift that would be if your blood--or any break in the research--could lead to a cure.

I think the gift I would give would be to my birth mother. She killed herself at a young age after giving two girls up for adoption, and then having another one--a seven-year old girl--taken away in court. I would want to give her the gift of assurance...that she had made the right decision, and her daughters are creative, spunky and independent (aka hard-headed).

I had a friend who had lupus. It's horrible to contend with...