It's Chris Bledy's birthday today!
I am Christine the eldest daughter, of Virginia and Doyle Fields,
I’m the wife of Leslie Bledy and a mother on two wheels
I love motorcycles, music, tennis and much more,
My life is filled with love and friends and partying galore
Everything was going along, even better than I’d planned, And then you came to visit, with Grim Reaper in your hand
You knew you’d sneak in quietly, with no symptoms and no test,
Since you can’t be detected early, you came in and made your nest
Oh, you spread yourself around alright; my body was your house, You’re known as “The Silent Killer” and you’re as quiet as a mouse
But I’m a Desert Daisy and there’s Checkers blood in me,
Ex-racers are as tough as nails; they don’t die easily
The first time you came around, you were sure that I would die, I went through hell with surgeries and chemo made me cry
To you my fate was certain; your death numbers are so grand,
You didn’t know that I would have the best doctors in the land
You thought that you could beat me down because you are so tough, Well, I finished the Barstow to Vegas race and that was pretty rough
When I didn’t die the first time, you just couldn’t let it be,
It took two years to find your way, back inside of me
Just like Stephen King’s Christine, she’s famous as can be, We have a lot in common, more than our names, you see
Each time that you destroy us, we are an ugly mangled mess,
But we come back to life again more beautiful than the rest
You’re just like Adolf Hilter, death everywhere you go, But you don’t scare me anymore; I’m stronger than you know
Go ahead and take a look, I’m as precious as can be.
My life’s the present moment and you can’t take that from me
Now you’ve been gone for several years, much longer than before, Are you truly gone forever, or will you again knock on my door
If you come back, I’m ready; I’ve got my armor and battle shields
I am Christine the eldest daughter, of Virginia and Doyle Fields
* - "The inspiration for this rhyme came from my niece Roxanne and in memory of my father who was an avid member of the Checkers off-road motorcycle club." ~ Chris
About Chris Bledy
Chris Bledy is an author, speaker and survivor of late stage and recurring ovarian cancer. She knows what it takes to beat the odds and live your best life.
Chris’ book, Beating Ovarian Cancer, is providing hope and inspiration to women all over the world. Her emphasis on small lifestyle changes is adding up to big results when it comes to healing cancer. Her main goals are to educate women about ovarian cancer and to help those who have the disease in order to improve survival rates.
She was featured in an article by Peter Starr for Health Care Weekly and she did an hour radio interview with Dr. Ann West that aired in Hawaii. Chris was also selected as one of the filmed interviews for the L'Oreal Legacy Corner. The edited version of this interview can be viewed on YouTube under “Chris Bledy talks about Ovarian Cancer”.
As a speaker, Chris is powerful and touching. At Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Michigan she spoke to an auditorium of people for the ‘Fourth Annual Gynecologic Oncology Conference’. The response was an overwhelming success. Other speaking engagements include, ‘Cancer Survivors Day’ at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, the ‘Second Annual Lunch in and Learn’ in Granada Hills, CA, sponsored by the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Greater California (OCC), and the ‘2009 AWIN Golf Classic’ benefiting OCC in Thousand Oaks, CA. Chris also speaks at support groups, church groups and any events that help women dealing with cancer.
She lives with her husband in Woodland Hills, California. You can learn more about Chris, her book and the things she is doing as an advocate for ovarian cancer by visiting her website at www.BeatingOvarianCancer.Com
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