06 August 2010

A little healing doggie luvin'...

Gene & Ellie, Charleston, S.C.

My friend Gene is going through a ruthless series of chemo treatments. When Gene went through breast cancer a few years ago, she created a one woman show about her year with cancer that was sold out at each performance, became a Piccolo Festival featured performance and she is still in demand as a keynote speaker at conferences.

Sadly, her story wasn't finished and she is bravely doing battle again.

Gene's friends have rallied and pronounced Wednesday's Fight Like a Girl - Team Gene Day wearing pink to work and offering support. I looked up this week to see that Pet Therapist Caroline Hunt had brought Ellie for a visit sporting a colorful pink bandanna.

Ellie was just the ticket. They snuggled and rubbed noses and then she melted into Gene's lap in the most perfect way as if she knew exactly what was needed. Gene gave us permission to post the photo on her Team Gene facebook site. Prayers and well wishes gratefully accepted. Go Team Gene! We love you!