“EACH EXPERIENCE IN YOUR LIFE WAS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY IN ORDER TO HAVE GOTTEN YOU TO THE NEXT STEP UP UNTIL THIS VERY MOMENT – DR WAYNE DYER
Today, a friend I met almost a month ago posted this quote on a what’s app group that we belong to. Little did I realize that it was an apt beginning to what I have to share with you.
Almost ten years ago, I married my best friend and soulmate, at the Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg. It was the last big party (Simcha), that our family shared before my mom lost her battle to cancer. Mom was besotted with butterflies, so much so, that she converted her spare bedroom into the “Butterfly Room”. When she felt ill or was at her lowest during her struggle, this room became her solace.
After mom passed away, and in her loving memory, we embossed a butterfly on her tombstone.
A month ago, I attend a More to Life Weekend, and during this time, I let go of emotion, sadness and resentment that I was carrying around with me for years. Dealing with mom’s death properly over the past month has made me stronger – a little sadder than usual at times; but knowing that I can cope and that she will always be a part of me has turned my life around.
On Sunday 26th November 2017, I met Addi Lang, a beautiful woman with Stage Four Cancer. We arranged, at Addi’s suggestion, to meet at the Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Yesterday, Addi informed me that she could be identified by her butterfly shirt – representing the Butterfly effect.
Addi, like my mom, has opted not to have treatment, not to go through any more of the chemo, and to live each day as it comes. She refuses to let cancer rule her – just like my mom. Call it hocus pocus, call it coincidence, but Addi Lang and I have crossed paths for a reason.
Addi, like mom, want to go to Israel, to go to the Western Wall, just like mom. While she is there, she, with her soulmate and partner, David, would like to meet his family, visit historic places and see the medical technology available for cancer patients. Although mom did not express an interest in medical technology, she did want to visit the dead sea, and other historical places – she didn’t get there.
I want to help Addi to realize her dream and raise enough money for her and David to visit Israel, and ensure that they can complete their mission together.
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