Celebration of Hope

Next week I’m off to New York City!

hope-galaI will be attending LUNGevity’s Celebration of Hope event.  In addition to attending the event, I am excited for two major things.  First, I’ll be able to give my blogging friend Jessica Rice a big hug.  Second, I’m going to NYC for the first time in my adult life!

Going to New York is pretty much a big fat huge deal to me.  It is because last Spring I said, “Ya know, I think I want to go to New York City before I die,” and I said it to a lot of people.  I’m pretty certain I had some wine prior to saying something so ridiculously committing as that. In the months to follow I slowly began to backpedal.   I had decided it would not be the relaxing get-away I really wanted or needed.  I deemed it too expensive.  In summer it was going to be far too hot; winter way too cold.  I had a plethora of excuses.  Though, the long list never seemed to outweigh my original statement.  It all boiled down to my not-negotiable need to follow through and how could I have been so foolish to say before I die?

About a month ago Katie Brown, Director of Support and Advocacy at LUNGevity, and I began communicating about an event they would be hosting in New York City.  Turns out, thanks to Lungevity, I will be attending this event.  So, NYC here I come!

I’m not quite sure how all of this seemed to work out in my favor.  Does it matter?  I am ever so thankful to all the individuals involved who made this happen for me.

About kimmywink

I'm Kim. I've got advanced lung cancer. It sucks.
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16 Responses to Celebration of Hope

  1. Sally Samuels says:

    How wonderful. Enjoy.

  2. curt obermeyer says:

    Enjoy the big city
    I miss your smiling face
    Your words inspire me to live to its fullest, but they also make me cry
    If rafting is on your list let me know, Im your guide

  3. Alison says:

    Yay for getting an opportunity to fulfill a bucket list dream and to advocate for lung cancer awareness and resources. I hope you have a marvelous trip!

  4. g says:

    safe travels love, g

  5. Kelly says:

    You will love it! Instead of mountains and forests, NYC is filled with buildings and skyscrapers as far as the eye can see. I hope that you have time to go into Manhattan, see a show, and visit Times Square. And – lucky you – it won’t be too hot or too cold. Enjoy!

  6. Dawn Pfarr says:

    Oh Kim I am so glad that you get to check off another ‘must do’ from your list. You are going to be amazed and stunned by NYC. It is beautiful, fast paced and Central Park is the greatest people watching place. I miss your beautiful smiling face and if you ever have time to Skype I would love to chat with you one on one. Big hugs and kisses. Dawn

  7. Sharon Larsen says:

    Kim, I am new to your blog but have just finished reading it! I found it through Jessica’s blog. I don’t know what to say but “thank you”! Thank you for sharing your story with us. I have stage iv cancer too but it is a different type (Carcinoid) and doesn’t really compare as it’s slow-growing (usually) and there are few treatment options out there. I think it is important for others to know what a Stage IV patient goes through on a daily basis and how important it is to get more research funding for more/better treatments and a cure! Thank you, thank you for sharing your story! I hope to see a lot more posts from you!!!

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