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Portsmouth 5K 2017
9 Jul 2017

Team Logan - No one fights alone!

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Rianna Dwyer

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My motivation for this is my sister-in-law, my Nan, & a good family friend & his daughter.

Close the Door When You Leave

I never asked you to visit … at least I don’t believe I did

Maybe…I don’t know

It’s so confusing
At any rate, you’re a rude guest

You take my energy, rob my sleep, and with a stick

You swirl and distort my dreams
All right, you are here — for now

But understand

There are two places that are forever off limits
You may not tread on my spirit

You may not occupy my soul
I have heard of your visits to others

I know the damage you leave in your path
The wanton disregard for innocence, value, and what some would call fairness
Also, I hear that laughter confuses you; that good foods make you feel bad, and
That nothing causes you more distress than an autumn sunset, the forever blue of a
summer sky,

Or the unconditional radiance of a child’s smile
Listen and understand

You might pilfer my closets, empty all the drawers, and trash my house

But there are two places forever off limits
You may not tread on my spirit

You may not occupy my soul
Do not mistake my nausea, weakness, and pain as signs of your victory

They are simply small dents in the armor I wear to fight you
Instead, look deeply into my eyes
They will once again remind you that there are two places forever off limits
You must not…
May not…
Will not tread on my spirit
You must not…
May not…
Will not occupy my soul
Copyright © 2000 by Michael Hayes Samuelson

Michael is a male breast cancer survivor & is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. Above is his poem to cancer, which I adore. He also has a truly inspirational daughter who was unfortunately diagnosed last year. Logan has shown amazing strength & determination to not let her diagnosis ruin her life. Unfortunately the cancer has shown up in her lungs, but I don't doubt she'll beat this as well. Finding out she is the same age as me & has two adorable sons has definitely given me the push to take part.

Around the same time that Logan was diagnosed, my sister-in-law got the same news. Thankfully they caught Shelby's quickly & she has now got the all clear. She's been an inspiration as well, being determined to do whatever it takes to ensure she gets to see her son grow up.

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Sandra Bailey

2017-07-06T12:36:23+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

Have fun Ria, Shelby and lil Elijah

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Janet Fuller

2017-06-27T17:30:28+00:00

£50.00

Good Luck Ria

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Elizabeth McCubbin

2017-05-13T13:22:15+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

Best of luck xx
Eliza Mccubbin

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