Connecting the dots II

I've posted on this before. I read the text of the speech again this morning. And today was the first time I watched the video of the 2005 commencement ceremony speech given by Steve Jobs. It deserves daily viewing in my opinion.

We lost 3 kids (that I know of) to NB this week:


Please visit their sites and offer whatever words or thoughts that come to you naturally.


Make a meaningful difference

Apologies to the parent's cancer blog from which I lifted most of the below - it enabled me to get this blog post up ASAP. As cancer parents forever, we need your help.

From the Change.gov website: "Share your ideas on any issue facing the new administration, then rate or comment on other ideas. The best rated ideas will rise to the top -- and be gathered into a Citizen's Briefing Book to be delivered to President Obama after he is sworn in."

Right now "Increased Funding for Childhood Cancer" is the #4 rated idea. Online poker and marijuana legalization are both ahead - can you believe that cr*p?!

Close your eyes and imagine this: Obama walks into the Oval Office and settles in on January 26th. He is handed The Citizen's Briefing Book - outlining the issues facing the new administration. He opens it up. The first issue facing the new administration is "Increased Funding for Childhood Cancer". There are over 500 comments and stories for him to read.

Can any human being see that and read that and not do something about it?

Go to http://citizensbriefingbook.change.gov/home, log in, search childhood cancer. Go to the answer with the most comments. Vote it up. Leave your story in the comment.

Pass this to your friends. Let's make a difference - a meaningful one! Thanks.
2:15pm Update: I just logged-on to the site and found that Increased Funding for Childhood Cancer is way down the list! There are several with more points including two for high-speed rail, two for smoking pot and another for legalizing on-line poker! Hello? Get on and vote - and leave a comment after you vote.