#mybackyard, Claire's Unexpected Adventure

CLAIRE IS CANCER FREE!!! An UPDATE and some back story….

Hi, it’s me, Jody.  I’m writing a forward for this Video from Claire.  (she’s reading it as you do, I’m not sending it to her first…)

I will NEVER forget the day that my girl came by my place, my backyard, to “drop a cheque” for our little adventure here.  It made me think, “hello? E-transfer? Plus, it’s not urgent….I can front this….” NO…she “had” to come.  I made tea.

As soon as she walked through the door, that fateful spring day, I knew something was wrong.  MY pillar of strength, the woman who (in 2011) I barely knew…handed me a key to her house…seeing me go through life drama…. was in need.

She uttered the words “f*ck, I have cancer, it’s cancer…I could lose my foot, I will never run again.”.

I was in shock, she was in shock.  I didn’t know what to say — so I hugged her.  We cried.  Then we talked.  We really…really talked.  I said, “let’s put the website on hold.” she said “I think, instead, I want to talk about it.”

She did.  She is.  We are.  I’m so proud of you Claire.  We are.  WE ARE ALSO SO GLAD YOU ARE CANCER FREE!!! as of today….

Love your people….like we love Claire. THROUGH IT.

Jody (and Sarah…and our every-growing #mybackyard family)

 

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  • Reply Claire Martin October 12, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Wow – suddenly as a reader to #mybackyard – I am in awe of what a great post can do! Thanks Jody.. I wish I could send the song, so in the words of Coldplay.. this one is for you my friend..

    When you try your best, but you don’t succeed
    When you get what you want, but not what you need
    When you feel so tired, but you can’t sleep
    Stuck in reverse
    And the tears come streaming down your face
    When you lose something you can’t replace
    When you love someone, but it goes to waste
    Could it be worse?

    Lights will guide you home
    And ignite your bones
    And I will try to fix you

    And high up above or down below
    When you’re too in love to let it go
    But if you never try you’ll never know
    Just what you’re worth

    Lights will guide you home
    And ignite your bones
    And I will try to fix you

    Tears stream down your face
    When you lose something you cannot replace
    Tears stream down your face and I
    Tears stream down your face
    I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
    Tears stream down your face and I

    Lights will guide you home
    And ignite your bones
    And I will try to fix you

  • Reply Ben Lu October 12, 2016 at 11:36 am

    🙂 Two thumbs up.

    • Reply Jody Vance October 12, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      <3

  • Reply Clive Bottomley October 16, 2016 at 1:45 am

    That is the best news!… you both rock!

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