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Life Changing…

I was going to wait to post until later, but on my break I looked at my local news online and saw the headline, “Alicia Parlette, who wrote of her cancer, dies”…Curious, I clicked the link and within the last hour, I met, loved and lost Alicia Parlette, a writer who wrote about her cancer diagnosis at the age of 23 and her journey with Cancer. I’m still choked up by reading it, but her faith, her story, and her life have touched me so much. It makes me not want to waste a minute…

It’s an emotional read, but her courage is inspiring. Her favorite book was To Kill A Mockingbird and she quotes Atticus Finch who is telling Jem why Mrs. Dubose was courageous…

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Mrs Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her. According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I ever knew.”
– spoken by Atticus Finch, by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Amen.
I urge you to read her story:

sfgate.com/Alicia

She had a blog as well!

http://msparlette.wordpress.com/

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