December 10, 2011

Kicking Cancer's BUTT.

You guys are amazing. There were a whopping 68 comments on The Supah-Sam Contest!! All to cheer on a little 4 year old boy with leukemia. I'm so proud of you.

So much imagination! There were many fine entries but one truly nailed it:

"Dear anummated laydi, I'm 4 years old, my name is Conners aka @allconsoffun and I want you to draw me beating cancer up with Supah-Sam because cancer is a mean ugly villian!!! Draw me as HALF AS cool as Supah-Sam cuz NOBODY can be as cool as Supah-Sam"

I think this is the drawing we all want to see.


DO NOT FEEL SORRY FOR THE BIG C. Cancer deserves to get it's butt kicked by a couple of four year olds.

Congratulations to Connie! She actually has a t-shirt in real life that says "I fight like a girl". After drawing her as Supah-GRRRL today I noticed she'd been tweeting "GRRRRRRRR" quite a few times. Coinkidink? I think not!

Now listen folks, Connie's mom passed away this morning. I've known Con for two and a half years on Twitter - we bonded over Boobie Wednesday, a campaign to promote self examination and breast cancer awareness. She's a tireless advocate for cancer survival and awareness. I asked her if she was comfortable with this post going up today and she said she was. Her mom was a 3 year cancer survivor herself and a lovely woman who will be missed by many. I know that Connie would be appreciative of any comments and condolences left here.

Take home message...The Supah-Sam Contest was all about boosting morale. Please carry this away with you and pay it forward: hug someone you love, offer a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen and a kind word. When others are in need, it's important to reach out and respond, in whatever way you can.

Special thank-you's to Sam, Sam's parents, and @JWMoxie The Smartness, who touched me with her story about Sam.

23 comments:

  1. I cannot thank you enough, JC, for showing this much love and support for Sam (and for me).

    Well -- thank you for showing so much love and support for so many others. You are one those truly Good People who we are lucky to have in our corners.

    Connie, thank *you* for showing some love for Sam. You look good as a 4-year old Supah-Sam sidekick, and what better enemy to kick than the Big C? I am keeping you in my thoughts as you grieve the loss of your mother. xoxo

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    1. a month later, i'm back to reply...i'm sure you can understand how crazy busy life has been... /sigh thank you so much for your thoughts and well wishes! xo connie

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  2. Love it!!! This entry was a sure winner in my book too!

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  3. What a beautiful endeavor from start to finish - for all involved. I've no doubt little Sam will feel inspired and encouraged.

    Deepest sympathy to Connie for her loss.

    Thank you for letting me be a part of this.

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  4. Love, prayers, and ass-kicking battle cries all around.

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  5. That was beautiful.... Thank you for kicking the big "C"'s ass....

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  6. This was my favourite entry too!
    (Apart from mine!)

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  7. GRRRRRReat Choice!

    My prayers for Connie and her family.

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  8. JW - What can I say to that, except us gangstas gotta stick togetha.

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  9. JW - and by "gangstas" I mean "people".

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  10. Stephanie - thank-you so much for your comment and for being a part of this. Keep us posted about the children's book!

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  11. Dani - if only it were this easy to kick cancer's butt.

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  12. For someone who claims to be so badass, you really do all kinds of nice!
    All CAPS awesome!!!

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  13. By Word - I'm a softie, for sure. I'm like that pirate in Stardust; I even wear women's clothes.

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  14. My kind of butt-kicking.
    Hugs to Connie!
    And Grrr8 post, JC.

    @writewrds

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  15. Love seeing humans being amazing and good in this space. Love it all.

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  16. Yay for beating up cancer!! Hugs to Connie. She sounds like a pretty amazing little girl.

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  17. thank you all for the thoughts peace, love & prayers! definitely an honor to be associated with this! :) JC, thank you immensely for your kind notes of encouragement and love!!!! ~c.

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  18. I'm late to the game, but just wanted to pass on special props to all involved, most notably Supah Sam, Connie, JC Little and JW. much love to all this holiday season, and Connie, i'm so sorry to hear about your mom. wishing peace and resolve, my friend.

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    1. thank you muchly for your condolences during the time of my mom's passing. sorry it took a month to say so.... <3

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  19. For Connie, a huge hug to you. Cancer does suck, but you all have shown how to be brave and fight back and laugh and love along the way. Onward.

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Cuz You Rocketh.