Monday, July 20, 2015

Reflection on RFL 2015

I ran my first RFL of SL in 2008, doing the caregiver lap. I felt it was important to give back and be a part of something to help raise money to fight against cancer, something that has affected so many that I love and care about first-hand...
This year I lit my luminarias at our campsite, thinking of Uncle Jack, Uncle John, Aunt Rose, and Bev, and also thought of my SL friends Nix Sands, Denver Hax, and Soliel Snook--all who lost their fights. I lit one at the ACS inworld HQ sim for Robert, who is still fighting. I thought of Denise, who is in remission, and most of all...

The reason I even came into SL and the reason why I relay... 
This is my mom. She has been in remission for 7 years now, which has allowed her to not only meet her first grandchild (my 4-year old son), but also her second...my 5 month old son, and in a few months she will meet a third (my niece). There was a time I was scared this would never happen, but look! It did! It is touching to me that so many out there give and care and participated in this inworld, and there's a possibility that some day, cancer doesn't have to affect any of us. My team, the Steelhead Salmons, raised $1,212 and SL's total amount raised was L$65,848,115--$263,392!! Thank you all so much.
 

2 comments:

Fogwoman Gray said...

Ha! Went hunting through your blog posts hoping to find a photo of the latest little man! And got bonus Momma too :D I think of you often, and am glad you are doing well. Hope you find a new place to put down digital roots.

Eladrienne Laval said...

Aww, thank you!!! I have always maintained a little mainland lot with a skybox, so that's wht I'm calling home right now. I've just taken to exploring more. Seeing SL anew.