Friday, September 09, 2005

Tribute to Kim


On Saturday, September 02, 2005 I attended the wake of one of my high school and college classmates. This young lady, Kim Cross-Thomas always appeared to be happy, smiling and bringing cheer and joy to others with her positive energy. The beautiful attitude that she always showed us helped her to live an additional 15 years since she was first diagnosed in 1990 with breast cancer. Her death brought together her former classmates. It also reminded us that we must all do routine checks to look for lumps or any changes in our breast. Please talk to your family members and friends and let them know the importance of getting regular breast exams as a preventive measure against cancer. To her husband James and other family members we will continue to educate others on the importance of preventive health care. To Kim, thank you for the smiles and laughter, your classmates will truly miss you.

15 comments:

ByeBye said...

My prayers and condolences goes to you all, family, friends, classmates.

jazeGma2 said...

Although I did not know your classmate, my heart goes out to anyone that looses a family member and friend. My God wrap his loving arms around your friend’s family (Thomas), comforting them each and every day as they cope with their lost. May their tears of sorrow turn into tears of joyous memories of days they were able to share together as a family.

My sister was diagnosed 8 years ago with breast cancer. Today she is breast cancer free due to early diagnosis. Reminding all of our friends and family of the importance of routine exams is the key to early prevention.

Deirdre said...

Man...I had a scare once so I can imagine the feeling she must have felt:(

My condolences as well to any and all:)

Michele's Mumblings said...

Sorry for your loss, rose.

Reminding us all to do regular checks is great as well. Those checks literally save lives.

Peace & blessings to her family and friends.

Deb S. said...

My condolences and prayers to all of Kim's family and friends. This is a lovely tribute, Rose.

lady in satin said...

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer late last year, and has since undergone a mastectomy and is now doing 100% better. I am glad and we are all blessed for her beautiful recovery. I offer my condolences to you and Kim's family and friends. Thanks for this post, and making people aware.

Shirazi said...

Allah bless Kim and givve strenth to the family.

MsPlacedAmbition said...

may peace belong to Kim's family and friends as it belongs to her.

RuffEndOfThePineapple said...

I am sorry to hear about your life-long friend. I think you will see her in a better place again someday.

gramyactress@21 said...

My heart goes out to the family and friends that lost a love one.

Rose said...

Thank you all for your good thoughts and compassion.

Shirazi said...

[Your comment on Light Within Ref] How can you live without a man? This needs a little explanation. BTW, why should you?

Carol said...

Kim was an awsome person. We served in the Marine Corps together and I have so many wonderful memories of Kim. I miss her. Sadly we had lost contact and I had been trying to reach her the months leading up to her death. I decided to google her name today and found out she has gone home to be with the Father. Im so sad right now. I miss her. God Bless you Kim, thank you for having been my friend and for the bond that we shared as sisters in the Corps. I

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