Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I want to make something clear

While I agree that Becker should resign .. I will not back off of that. I also thing the article was completely insensitive and ignorant.  I do think that people that are angry can use this situation to bring more awareness to childhood cancer, which I believe it is already doing. There seems to be someone who things that my last post was wrong. I have a right to express my thoughts and opinions, and will continue to do so. It seems that someone thought I was threatening that guy.. which I clearly was not. I stand against something like that. But I do think Mr. Becker should visit some children's hospitals (no media) and try to figure out how childhood cancer can be eliminated. He apparently really upset a lot of people. What he wrote will had a profound effect on his organization, it can be a bad thing for them, or it can be a good thing. Their choice.


  1. Look at the majority, Mike, not the minority. You did nothing wrong, you were hurt and angered by the ridiculous post and that is perfectly understandable. I was, and I have 'only' lost my brother to nb. There will always be people in the world who try to tear you down, be nasty...I don't know why. Some have issues themselves, some are just that way. Don't focus on them, focus on the majority...When 100 say its a cow and one or two say its a duck...who are you gonna believe?! :)

    Good for you for venting, it was absolutely necessary, and Becker allowed that to come out in you. Still part of the grieving process, so I don't believe you ever got away from it!
    In my thoughts,

  2. Mike,
    Oh my! This someone clearly did not read through your well-written post. As I commented on facebook, the title has me a bit worried about you (your well-being; I never in a million years would believe you were threatening to hurt someone) but then I read the post and understood. I agree - let's use this to promote organizations like your own fund (who actually help kids with cancer) and raise awareness. I also agree with your replacement post - you are grieving still - take care of yourself, take care of each other, etc. There's a collective "we" out there working on this - don't feel like you can't take the time you need for yourself and your family. Only you know what is right for you - be gentle with yourself, take things slowly. We all support you and Kezia. Many of us are in this for the long haul. Thanks for making me aware about the ACS article - I have emailed them and posted on their facebook page and shared the info. Your letting people know has a lot of power - maybe for now make people aware and trust that something will come of it. Support efforts but don't get sucked up in it -
    I think you are vulnerable to that right now. But let me stress that I do not think you did anything "wrong." I think you made some good points and made people aware. But, for your own well-being, and for the success of our overall goals, please make sure that you still continue to take care of yourselves and each other.

    With so much love and respect for you and Kezia,
    Courtney Rasey

    P.S. I love the way you've described how you will set up your fund to support specific trials. Look forward to it. :)

  3. Posting again to say I 100% agree with Audra.

    As Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't."

    Much love,