Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Lori Davenport: Her Story

D'Lyn's Note: I have to say, I think Lori has a huge heart and a great deal of humility. She's new to the team, and hesitated to ask for help. But her story really hit home with me. I, too, tend to get caught up in my own little world, forgetting that not everyone is in the same place I am.

From Lori:
I am walking because I can be so self centered and trapped in my own little world. I do not have anyone in my life that has breast cancer but I have had a couple of family members die of cancer and have a few cancer survivors in my life. I have seen my grandmother fight her battle with leukemia but have really been helpless to do anything. And as people start to win their battle, I get caught up in my little world again and forget that there are women dying in their beds listening to the sounds of their children playing.

Suzi Bruin came back from her walk with such enthusiasm last year that I thought I needed to be inspired to think more of others and to teach my children to do the same. I want to walk for all of those ladies that are suffering, have defeated it and for those that will one day be struck with it. I am walking for awareness and for my future daughter-in-laws and granddaughters, my nieces and my neighbors who may be touched by breast cancer in the future. I am walking for all the sad stories I have heard since I signed up just 3 weeks ago. I am walking because I can and others can not. I am walking to remember to thank God for each day that I have with my family.

I have emailed letters to all my contacts and have been wearing my pin. I have a little over $300 in donations so far. I plan to send my next email campaign out soon and am thinking of some sort of fundraiser that I can do. I would appreciate any donations that anyone would like to help me with but I honestly do not feel like it is fair to ask at this point. But, on the other hand, I want to walk, too, so I will leave it in God’s hands.

If you'd like to donate in Lori's name, and help her reach the $2200 minimum required to walk, go to and click on Lori Davenport.

Thank you!

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