Kristen's Fight Against Cancer
I'm joining hundreds of others to beat cancer by participating in the Bike to Beat Cancer, a one day cycling event to benefit Norton Cancer Institute. I want to make a difference for the thousands of people in my community touched by cancer. The funds I raise will stay right here, helping with prevention, early detection, research and treatment for this disease.
Please support my efforts to build hope and beat cancer! Thank you in advance for your help.
My Personal Web Log
Week of Hell...
This week has been such a struggle for me. Weds morning I found out that our leader in my department passed away of cancer, today I found out that my husbands parents are losing their dog to cancer and my grandma calls me and tells me that a good friend of ours also passed away with cancer! Ok, STOP.....ENOUGH! I really cannot take much more of hearing of this awful disease killing people and animals close to me! STOP IT! Why are we not finding the cure?! Surely God cannot allow this to keep going on. At least that is what my mind is saying/asking. I wish we could just find the cure, I really do. So many hearts are broken each second, minute, hour, day or each year because of this disease called cancer. It is the devil.....for real, it robs you of everything. I pray that we can find this cure, please find it! I ride for this purpose and will continue to do so!
by Kristen Mohr on Fri, Jun 28, 2019 @ 9:43 PM
Aunt Mel 02/04/42 - 01/07/2019
Well I am back for more fun! This year I ride in memory of my aunt. She was an amazing person and has been through so much and also been a HUGE part of my life. She has been there for me when my mother could not. Let me tell you about this amazing lady.
When I was VERY young, like maybe 2 she took me in as her own and took care of me while my mother got her life together. She helped raise me until I was around 10 or 11 years old. She was handicapped by an accident at work that caused her to lose her right arm at the elbow. She was not phased, she lived on and adapted to not being a right handed person anymore. She lost her husband to cancer in 2007. She lived on still and was still the same loving person. She was there for me for so many things. The picture above is at my graduation from UofL in 2009 for my Bachelor's degree. She traveled 6 hours (3 hours there and 3 hours back, because it was in Marion IN) to my Master's graduation. She was ALWAYS around for me, supporting me in everything I ever did. I will forever be grateful to her for all she has done and I could never repay her kindness.
I want to share a poem with you that touches me and has so much truth to it:
"The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.
To lose one's wealth is sad indeed,
To lose one's health is more,
To lose one's soul is such a loss
That no man can restore.
The present only is our own,
So live, love, toil with a will,
Place no faith in "Tomorrow,"
For the Clock may then be still."
- Robert H. Smith
So live in the present and love deeply, forgive often. We do not know when our clocks will come to a stop.
by Kristen Mohr on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 @ 9:04 PM