"When I say, I love you, it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a woman. You’re the one, Buffy.
They hail you as their morning star
Because you are the way you are.
If you return the sentiment,
They’ll try to make you different;
And once they have you, safe and sound,
They want to change you all around.
Your moods and ways they put a curse on;
They’d make of you another person.
They cannot let you go your gait;
They influence and educate.
They’d alter all that they admired.
They make me sick, they make me tired.
Extinguish my eyes, I’ll go on seeing you.
Seal my ears, I’ll go on hearing you.
And without feet I can make my way to you,
without a mouth I can swear your name.
Break off my arms, I’ll take hold of you
with my heart as with a hand.
Stop my heart, and my brain will start to beat.
And if you consume my brain with fire,
I’ll feel you burn in every drop of my blood.
The Shaw family will be at CureFest! Thom, Lisa, Erin and Phoebe live in Ashburn, Va. and have become volunteers for The Truth 365. Lisa explains why CureFest is so important to her family:
In her interview with The Truth 365, Gabriella Miller said, “If I lose my battle, then I’m going to want other people to carry on with the war… they’re gonna win this war!” When I heard those words coming from that beautiful little girl, my life was forever changed. I knew that I had to help, in some way, to help win that war. Two weeks later, Gabriella passed away. Heaven’s gain was the world’s loss. From writing letters to Santa to making paper flowers, our family got involved and we began to learn the TRUTH about childhood cancer. Once you know the facts and see the faces of these incredible children, I don’t understand how anyone could look the other way. It is our honor to be able to come as a family to CureFest and do our part to help “win this war!” Won’t you join us?
In this video, patients and staff at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s groove to Lady Antebellum’s “Compass” and show how they let their hearts be their compasses. Learn more at http://www.choc.org/cancer.