Ray and I have a very good friend in Chicago named Cathy who we’ve known for many years. Cathy started running the Chicago Marathon several years ago (I can’t remember if it was 8 or 9 years but I’m sure she’ll clarify in the comment section). Right before Christmas a couple of years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Over the course of several months, she went through surgery, chemo, radiation and, um, cancer. That alone is hellish enough to deal with.
Cathy–who is such a trouper–made a full recovery. I don’t know how she did it. I would have been the biggest crybaby if I had to face what she went through. I have to thank her for showing me that life is to be savored. Seeing what she went through was a humbling experience to say the least. Thanks Cathy!
Ray and I are very proud of our friend and were thrilled when we heard that she was contacted to do a commercial for a major sponsor of the Chicago Marathon. I have the commercial and I’m going to show it off on my blog!
What’s a blog without a YouTube clip?
Speaking of You Tube clips; while I was working on Cathy’s clip, I happened upon this one that made me laugh:
Mary Poppins was the first movie I ever saw. I was five and it had a profound effect that has lingered with me ever since. This clip is an interesting take on Mary Poppins to say the least: