If you’ve read my previous blog posts, you may recall mentions of my friend Pam, who is in round 2 of a battle with the Stage 4 breast cancer monster and she’s not even 40 years old yet. She was an amazing mentor to me when I was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ. One of my fondest memories is when she sent his and hers “F*ck cancer” stocking hats to my husband Bruce and me. My hat was a big hit at my second lumpectomy.
What can I tell you about Pam? She’s a life force. She lives each moment to the fullest, with zest and joy. She also induces whiplash in any men in the general vicinity. Pam has the face of a beauty queen and the heart of a lion. I wrote a poem for her called “Warrior Princess” and may post it here one day, but I’m trying to get it published and some venues won’t accept work previously posted, even in a blog.
Pam is also a contestant in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Honorary Bat Girl Contest, which is in its sixth year. Major league teams will have honorary bat girls for the home games taking place on or near Mother’s Day. Pam wants to be the bat girl for the Kansas City Royals, and could use your help.
If you want to vote for Pam, please click on the link in the previous paragraph, then click on Vote for A Story. The list will appear in alphabetical order, so click on the little search box and select “Nick Name Z to A” to bring up Pam’s nickname “Warrior Princess.” When you bring up her story, you’ll be able to vote for her, and you can vote as many times as you want. They don’t show a specific date when voting will close but the official rules say it will be on or around April 12th.
Disclosure: I have selfish reasons for asking for your vote, because if they pick Pam, Bruce and I will be in the stands yelling our heads off. Thanks.