Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fabric Tuesday, and our Uncle Dean...

This just makes us sad. This is our Uncle Dean. Our Mom's brother. He was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of brain cancer just last year.  


He has run dozens of marathons in his life, and a handful of Ironmans, but wants to run one more. And   Kona Ironman is apparently the best, and has always been his dream! Up til June 15th we can vote for him to run this race. He is in the finals, but we need your help. Go watch this video, shed a tear, and vote for our Uncle. (on all your devices.) 

THANK YOU!

EDITED TO ADD: YOUR COMMENTS THIS AM HAVE MADE ME CRY. THANK YOU! ALSO, REPOST, RETWEET, FACEBOOK ETC.




Isn't this just beautiful??? From Saltwater Quilts...

Awesome Owl quilt. Just cool :0)  From Charm About You



From Fabric Fulfilling Its Destiny, awesomeness! 

Always amazed at these lone star quilts. From Bed Time Quilting. 

Alright folks, what have you done this week???









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38 comments:

Janine said...

Good Luck to Dean! He's an inspiration. I've just voted and I hope everyone else will too :)

Patchwork and Play said...

Uncle Dean has my vote! Best of luck to him in his dream and his journey.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

You got it!!! Good luck to your Uncle Dean

Julie Thompson said...

I voted for your Uncle and shared his story on Facebook. My Dad was diagnosed with a glioblastoma in March 2013 with what they are considering a total resection on March 18, 2013. He just finished chemo and radiation.

Saltwater Quilts said...

Thank you for sharing his story! I voted!!

akainik said...

Julie Thompson: my mom had a glioblastoma removed 10 years ago.

Good luck to you uncle Dean!!!


Sara said...

I voted for your Uncle,an amazing soul! I also posted it on Facebook and Twitter. My prayers are with your family.

piecemealquilts.com said...

Voted. Shared x2. Sobbing. What a wonderfully inspirational uncle.

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Hope your uncle gets to participate in Kona. He sounds like an amazing person. I just voted for him.

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

And just added it to my page's Facebook page.

Susan R said...

Thank you Uncle Dean for your strength and courage. You have my vote! Be strong and don't give up.....

RobotMomSews said...

I totally voted for your Uncle Dean. He so deserves to win!!! Best of luck to him and your family. Hugs!

ChristaQuilts said...

What an amazing man. My MIL wants to do Kona someday so I appreciate the sentiment. I hope he's able to fulfill his wish! I voted :-)

Tamara Oster said...

My vote is cast for Uncle Dean and my prayers for all of you!

B Greene said...

I voted and shared. My heart goes out to your family. My sweet sister was diagnosed with the same form of cancer soon after her 50th birthday. Love and prayers to you all! I certainly hope your uncle gets to participate in this competition.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Good Luck to Dean! I voted and wish him all the best.

claudia said...

Uncle Dean just has to go to the Kona run...I voted. Please keep us up to date on how he is doing.

W. Nielson said...

Thank you Heather and Megan for sharing our dad's story! We love you guys and are so grateful for all of the love and support!

Kathy Thomas said...

Good luck to your Uncle Dean! My husband, Dean has bee living with brain cancer for 12 years. He has had 3 surgeries and is absolute proof that anything is possible! Looking at him you would never know what he has gone through. I voted for your Uncle Dean!

Miggsie said...

I voted for Dean and shared on my FB page. My husband and I met doing triathlons, so I understand the significance of Kona. Best to you and your whole family!

jan said...

Good luck to your Uncle dean! I just voted for him and will help spread the word! He has such a strong spirit! We will keep him and your family in our thoughts and prayers!
xo
jan

Janet said...

Good luck to Dean. I hope you let us know if he gets to run.

Dorian said...

Good luck to Dean. My prayers go out to him and your families.

Nikki said...

Voted for your uncle and shared his story on Facebook. One day we will beat cancer!!

Lisa said...

Shared your story on facebook, voted for your uncle. I have a friend who is struggling with a brain tumor, they are such nasty things... I'll be praying for your Uncle Dean!

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

I basically copied your post and put it on my blog...you can see it here... http://helpinglittlehands.blogspot.com/2013/06/90-seconds-to-make-dream-come-true.html

The Bentley's said...

Thank you so much everyone for your votes shares and prayers you guys are awesome!!! Thanks Megan and heather!!!
Lindsey

FabricFascination said...

I cast my vote for Uncle Dean, and tweeted the link.

Melissa said...

Can we only vote once? What an inspiration. I hope his dream comes true.

Colleen said...

My blog is called Lucky Duck Dreams because life post cancer is all about living my dreams. I voted, shared and tweeted and pinned! Prayers and positive thoughts! Thats what gets you through cancer. And sustains you.

Julie Thompson said...

I pray my Dad is a 10+ year survivor. Thank you. Stories like this bring me hope.

Lauren Deel said...

I'm a new follower, but love your blog.

I'm so sorry for your uncle and his GBM diagnosis. I just watched the video and voted for him. He seems wonderful!

My daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer two years ago, at only 3 months old. It's a hard road... brain cancer stinks. My heart goes out to your family.

Kim said...

Hubby and I voted. Wishing him all the best!

Kathleen O'Grady said...

Thank you for sharing such a touching story. The video made me cry. Dean seems like a real person, a very wonderful person. He got my vote. I wish him and your family the very best!

Brenda Dye said...

I posted his video on my facebook page and know my friends will vote for him as I did. I am currently fighting (and sadly losing) my own battle with cancer and I love that he says It is what it is. That is my daily mantra and all that gets me through this hell called cancer!

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VickiT said...

I'm sorry about your Uncle. I hope he realizes his dream. I have voted plus passed the link on to a very good friend of mine who is a marathon runner. He own father was a marathon runner as well but he is gone now. She has posted the link on her FB page also so that should hopefully boost the numbers as well considering the number of other runners who follow her FB page. Good luck! I hope he makes it. Please be sure to let us all know.

The Sassy Quilter said...

That Saltwalter quilt and Bloom Bloom Pow quilt are just amazing, my faves! Thanks for the link up!