I met Ramah a few years ago, when she was a sub on our co-ed rec soccer league in Seattle. I liked her the minute I met her…she just carries herself in such a joyful, confident, peaceful way. AND, she kicked some little soccer booty on the field.
Ramah is rooted in her faith, and seems to carry those roots with her wherever she treads….the soccer field, her nannying adventures, the planes she flew on as a flight attendant, and now she has carried it all into her experience with cancer.
From a recent post on her facebook wall, you can sense the lenses with which she sees it all…
“It is only by the grace of God that I look and feel the way that I do. I am constantly feeling the prayers and support from my family and friends and that encouragement gives me enough strength to always stay ahead in this battle. God does not give us more than we can handle and because of this I know that He prepared me to face this. It does not mean that this fight is an easy one. There are definitely moments that I am done and ready to just give up, but that is when I am reminded that I am not alone in this battle. First of all I know that the Lord is fighting with me. I have never felt His love and presence so close to me than I have in the last few months. I also know that it is because of those around me that make meals, donate, visit, offer to help, pray, and so much more that I am able to feel so good. This is not something I was meant to face alone. I am left in tears because I am overwhelmed by the love and support of everyone around me.
Here’s to the next three months of more than just finishing chemo but conquering Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Let’s kick cancers ass!!”
On Sunday, a team of Ramah’s friends will be climbing the stairs of the Colombia Tower as a fundraiser for leukemia and lymphoma research through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They are right now (as of 4:51 pm PST) $100 away from their goal. Help them reach it by heading here. Once that goal is reached, head here to give directly to Ramah’s medical care, as she continues to kick cancer’s ass in the same way she kicked the soccer ball on the field when I met her a handful of years ago on that warm summer Seattle night.
And let’s all #kickcancersass!