Posts Tagged ‘The many thoughts of Harley Girl

13
Sep
10

Miss Stephanie still aint buyin what hairys celln…

IowaHarleyGirl As you may remember from my previous posts about “The Many Thoughts of Harley Girl” Stephanie Maier, is planning a little “Hairy Cell” butt-kicking on October 9th in West Des Moines, Iowa, by participating in a fund-raiser sponsored by the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Here is the webpage to get all the information about how you can show this amazing woman a little support in her quest to beat this monster blood cancer. No donation is too small, ever! When coupled with others, it turns into a means to ” fund lifesaving research that has contributed to major advances in the treatment of blood cancers and treatments for other types of cancer, such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplants. New targeted therapies that kill cancer cells without harming normal tissue are providing drugs and procedures that are improving quality of life”.  


I don’t want anyone to ever go through any event that is life altering by feeling alone. It is our social networking sites that allow us to go through these times with the arms of people from all across the country, around us and offering comfort.   

I admire this woman for her courage in simply sharing her story and so, we can say “thank you” and offer our support by showing her that we are behind her, even though we wont actually experience the event. From any place in the world, we can be a part of Stephanie’s fight against this “Hairy” beast. Let’s show her what the spirit of community means by helping her in her battle.  
 
 

 

  

Also, take a moment to wish her well on Twitter at Iowa Harley Girl. GO, STEPH!! 
Lady Godiva on wheels, being Stephanie’s little cheerleader!!  
 
 
 

 

24
Jun
10

She Ain’t Buyin What Hairy’s Cell’n…part duex; what Stephanie is fighting…

IowaHarleyGirlTo refresh your memories; The many thoughts of Harleygirl, Stephanie, has shared with her readers about her recent diagnosis of Hairy Cell Leukemia. Now, you may never have heard of this cancer, I hadn’t!  Let me help you understand this disease.

Here is some excellent information from the Hairy Cell Leukemia Research Foundation:Photo of hairy cell leukemia cells under a microscope
“Hairy cell leukemia (HCL) is a rare blood disorder that was first reported at Ohio State University in 1958. HCL is a chronic leukemia and does not develop into acute leukemia. The name”hairy cell” describes the abnormally shaped white blood cells with hair-like projections that characterize this disorder. Most patients diagnosed with HCL are male with a median age of 52. However, with more widespread knowledge of the disease and better diagnostic techniques, physicians have identified HCL in both sexes and among younger adults.”

 

Here is the website for more information and education,  http://hairycellleukemia.org/about.php  or http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hairy-cell-leukemia/DS00673 
In addition, read the story of Stephanie’s diagnosis at http://iowaharleygirl.blogspot.com/2010/04/live-your-life-now-by-ihg-on-garage.html , If you really want to understand the feelings of a person in crisis, read this story. Stephanie was very honest about it all. It takes great courage to charge in with guns blazing like this girl has.

Although this disease is chronic and the cause is unknown, it is treatable and the long-term prognosis for most patients is excellent. Stephanie is hitting the disease head-on and being very proactive with her diet and her excercise. She has been working on becoming stronger and has vowed to become “healthy”. And, she is doing exactly that. She is on the road to triumph! 

Lady Godiva on wheels… sharing a victory!

Next up; She Ain’t Buyin What Hairy’s Cell’n…part trois; What Stephanie is doing…

02
Jun
10

Here’s to the ladies… this is a biker we can all love…

While I was reading all of Stephanie’s blogs to find out if I owed her a big “Thank you”, I found this; 
From “The many thought of Harley Girl” 8/24/06 blog…

Stephanie… you are such a bad girl!! With very good taste!!

Lady Godiva on wheels… ready to ride.;)

30
May
10

A special thanks to “the many thoughts of Harley Girl”…or, whomever I got the idea from!

I have a routine of surfing the web for great motorcycle news about every other day. When I find something note-worthy, I put it on a page for future use. I am a stickler for putting the website, persons name, or magazine I got the information from. I also make sure I ALWAYS give credit to that person when I do the post. That is exactly what I intended to have happen with a song by Toby Keith called “American Soldier”.

 I found it somewhere! I did the “copy and paste”… and I transported it to a page to keep safely until I was ready for a Memorial Day or Veterans Day post. The problem was that I forgot to add where I found it.  Yes, I forgot!!
Along came Memorial Day and out came the ideas I had so lovingly saved. It was perfect.. except for the fact that I didn’t know who to thank. Should I use the idea anyway?? I decided to go ahead. I did a brief but to the point post, added the song,headed off to bed, and all was well with the world, or so I thought.  But, where I got the song idea was bugging me. I tossed and turned, all night long. No matter how much it bothered me, I still couldn’t figure it out.
A night later, I was sleeping peacefully. I finally went to sleep without thinking about that song. But,somewhere in the night, I remembered where I saw it. I sat straight up in bed and said, out loud, “Stephanie”! 
I didn’t even care that it was the middle of the night. I tossed off the blankets and ran for the laptop. I went all through “The many thoughts of Harley Girl” blog posts. In fact, I went all the way back to 2005, when Stephanie first started her blog. Not there?? But, I was so sure…. Maybe it was the sleepy eyes??
Now I don’t know who gave me the idea but, whoever you are, I am very thankful. If you read this and realize it was from you, would you mind letting me know. Seriously, its messin with my sleep!!

To all the men and women that have kept us safe, have died for our right to be free, will fight our enemies in the future, THANK YOU. You are appreciated!!

Lady Godiva on wheels… thankful.




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