Fay A. Posted August 24, 2004 Share Posted August 24, 2004 We're only 18 away from 1,400 registered users. Back when we were just a triple digit number the consequences for the things we wrote didn't carry the same potential for trouble that they do now. It was more like the disagreements found in all families. I think that this still holds true, but on a larger scale. We have to accept that to be a member of a large family means the potential exists for misunderstanding, miscommunication, and differing expectations. And disagreements will happen, even in the best of families. It's then that we have to search for and find common ground. We all want things to be the way we want them....but trying to define that need for 1,400 people is an impossibility. None of us can be all things to all people. We need to grow in number...If we don't band together our collective voice will never reach the decible level required to be heard over all the other valid causes needing medical research funds. We have to join together. We have to forgive one another for being human and strive to be more as a group than what we are as individuals. I'm a total screw up, guys. I'm not one of those who "did it all right". But I know I'm not wrong here. I think we've reached a crossroad as an organization. I need all of you far more than any of you have ever needed me...but I need you all together. See, I expect that a couple of my children are going to reach their 30s and early 40s and be diagnosed with Lung Cancer. And I need THIS group to have evolved into something that will insure that in a few decades there really will be treatments for my children. And in the interim, I sure do enjoy your company on this lonely road I'm walking. Much Affection to you all, Fay A. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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