Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fight For Susan

Well today yet anothor reminder that cancer is still very real and claiming lives everyday. Last evening Susan Nelson lost her battle with Cancer. She is the wife of Eldon Nelson aka Fat Cyclist. I read his blog everyday and have learned what being a true fighter is all about. His love and dedication to his wife and her fight is an example to all of us. Today she may have passed but her fight will live on forever.

Below is the post from yesterday on Fatcyclist.

Don’t Say She Lost:

Susan died tonight (August 5) at 7:25pm. It was a hard, long day, and Susan fought right to the end, for much longer than anyone would have thought she could.

My mom, my sisters Kellene and Jodi, and my Brother-in-Law Rocky were all here to support my family as Susan passed away.
I’ll have more to say soon, but consider this. Susan inspired me to expand the focus of my blog from nothing but bike-related jokes to a serious and pitched fight against cancer.

Then she inspired 500+ of you to join Team Fatty, the largest LiveStrong Challenge Team there has ever been.
And Team Fatty has raised close to more than $500,000 — a record amount.

Susan’s part in the battle is over, but she didn’t lose. She led the charge. She showed the rest of us how to fight: with determination, focus, creativity, and outrageous endurance.

Now it’s up to the rest of us to Fight Like Susan

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