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Madame Chipmunk needs your prayers

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SimplyGold
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0 posted 10-17-2002 11:38 PM       View Profile for SimplyGold   Email SimplyGold   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SimplyGold


Dear Friends,

I just got off the phone tonight with Madame Chipmunk/Lyra. Madame Chippy, as I affectionately call her, has received some very dishearting and frightening news. For those of you who may not know, Lyra has been battling cancer. In June her catscan showed few spots on her lymph nodes. Recent test results have not been so kind. Her cancer is growing and spreading. Signs of growth depict a very rare cancer and one that at the moment knows no treatment. In fact, she has informed me of a growth that appears to be engulfing her aorta.

Madame C. needs two things from us. l. Prayers - she needs support and motivation to fight this and to write again. She tells me that her muse is gone but, I know better. Her body and mind are regrouping to focus on what she needs now - Strength and courage. When she has this show of strength her muse will return, gifted to us with a renewed hope and a fresh spirit.

2. She needs to know if anyone should have any lead or connection concerning the new cancer serum or if anyone has information concerning possible new trials that she might be able to take part in.
Resources are critical. Your conscious awareness of possible contacts that, perhaps, you may not even have been aware of could mean the difference to the health of this precious and beautiful poet.

I first saw her
  short dark brown hair
round almond eyes
  cheeks you'd want to pinch
a woman of action
straight to the bullseye

I did not know of her
  muse
just her sense
  of duty to community
I did not know
  of her butterfly beauty
until I read her poetry

She tells me
  that she wants to leave
something good behind
  I tell her she is and that
there is more today and much
  more to come tomorrow
I am at a loss for words
  what can I say
I love her mind
  I feel selfish
Her acknowledgement
  makes me feel worthwhile
But it is not about me or you
  It is about her
and at this moment
I want to heal her...
  

  



Elizabeth
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1 posted 10-17-2002 11:44 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

This is terrible news. Please let Lyra know she is in our prayers and thoughts. Will you keep us updated, SimplyGold?

God bless America, my home sweet home.

Larry C
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2 posted 10-17-2002 11:47 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Lyra,
May God give you the strength to fight, the wisdom to know how, the insight to know where and renewed courage to demonstrate His grace. Please know that I love you and am praying for you. When the time is right then bring those Chipmunk cheeks back her again. Peace. Larry C

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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3 posted 10-18-2002 12:11 AM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel





(tears fall down my cheeks) Oh dearest friend, thank you so much for having the courage to speak this out, I have been worrying about her the last few days noticing her absence and now my heart cries out to her and I too send angel hugs her way with all my heart! (BIG HUGGGSSSSSS) I will continue to spread the word and encourage all to join in a circle of hands of prayers for our dearest chipmunk to heal and that this cancer can begin to subside and she will again grow stronger! God Bless You, hang in there Lyra! (wipes tears)

As for your other request, I am sorry to say I currently don't know of any direct links or medical advice but when I do I promise I will share them for the sake of Lyra and I will spread the prayer around to all my loved ones! God Bless You, you are in my thoughts tonight!



Love,
Noah Eaton


"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira


[This message has been edited by Mistletoe Angel (10-18-2002 12:12 AM).]

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4 posted 10-18-2002 01:35 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

I have no words to express my feelings right now, except to say she is like a soul sister in many ways, and my heart is hurting alongside hers. I will light a candle for her, and wish upon the stars for powerful but gentle healing, and peace.
Poet deVine
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5 posted 10-18-2002 02:01 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

She will be in my prayers. And I'll ask around and do some research on cancer treatments.

Have faith, Lyra. We will lift you up with our love and prayers.
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6 posted 10-18-2002 06:29 AM       View Profile for Tracey   Email Tracey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tracey

Oh Lyra, I wish I could offer more than my prayers right now. I am so sorry to hear this. If I knew of any leads on this serum, I would do all I could to get it for you. But I don't, so I will just pray extra hard that you will somehow get the treatment that will make you better. Hugs to you Lyra....extra, extra big ones. Don't give up hope...miracles do happen.
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7 posted 10-18-2002 06:56 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Lyra, you know my thoughts.  In your regrouping, allow that mental energy to come back in so that the fight can be inward, as well as outward.  If the doctors have a specific name for your type of rare cancer, that will help.  I will get with my sources and see if there is some information we can pass on to you to take back to your physicians.

We live in an amazing world, Lyra...and we can still find miracles just about everywhere...

Sending cuddling hugs...Sun
scorpio
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8 posted 10-18-2002 07:57 AM       View Profile for scorpio   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for scorpio

Words seem inadequate at a time like this...But I do believe in the power of prayer...so I shall pray for you, Madame Chipmunk...many prayers...

...believe what your heart feels...

[This message has been edited by scorpio (10-18-2002 10:23 AM).]

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9 posted 10-18-2002 09:31 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Lyra, you know you have been and will continue to be in my prayers.  
Please please continue the fight...
~Sending healing thoughts and prayers.~
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10 posted 10-18-2002 10:20 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Sweet, brave Chippymunk, Prayers are on the wing!! Hang in there dear Lyra, as all of us send healing energy to you. A circle of God's angels will surround you and comfort you. Bless You. Chris
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11 posted 10-18-2002 10:47 AM       View Profile for the_loner_23   Email the_loner_23   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for the_loner_23

My prayers are going to Lyra. I hope she can find some sort of treatment. She will be in my thoughts.

Cold hands means a warm heart

Denise
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12 posted 10-18-2002 11:15 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Lyra, you most certainly will be in my thoughts and prayers. (((HUGS)))
Bridget Shenachie
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13 posted 10-18-2002 11:25 AM       View Profile for Bridget Shenachie   Email Bridget Shenachie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bridget Shenachie

SimplyGold,

Thank your for updating us on Lyra's situation with your lovely message.  Please tell her that I am praying for her and for someone to come forward with the information that she needs.  She has inspired us all with her poetry and beautiful spirit. She is a beautiful presence in all of our lives.

Shenachie
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14 posted 10-18-2002 11:38 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Thank you so much for this information.  I have had Lyra in my thoughts and prayers, since I first knew of her condition.  She has a vibrant and beautiful spirit.  I know that so much healing can come from the inside where that spirit finds its home.  Many more thoughts and prayers are sent from here...

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15 posted 10-18-2002 12:24 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

SimplyGold~
This is such dishearting news~
Prayers are still being lifted in Lyra's name~

Thank you for keeping us posted~

Lyra~
We love you, lady~
*HUGS*
~*Marge*~
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16 posted 10-18-2002 12:51 PM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

I have been looking for Lyra everyday. I was worried about her. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Lyra, my friend, please take care and don't give up. I will do all I can to find some information for you. Love Ya!
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17 posted 10-18-2002 01:57 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Lyra, love can move mountains, and you are being sent so much love that you will be able to blast anything that stands in the way of your health. God's grace is reflected in you and his love and strength will get you through this next battle.

Prayers, like thoughts, are energy and they can effect changes. There have been double blind experiments where one group of patients with similar medical conditions was prayed for, and another group was not. There was a significant improvement in the health of the group that was prayed for.

Fellow Pipsters:

I know that our group is world wide so there are many time zones. I'll be saying words of prayer for Lyra at 9 am, noon, 3 pm, 6pm and 9pm every day. I am in the Eastern Standard Time zone but until October 27th we are observing Daylight Savings Time. You could either synchronize your words of prayer for Lyra with ours in this time zone or observe your own time zone hours. No matter where we live on this planet, there will be many people praying together which adds to the power of the prayers.

God bless you sweet Lyra, sweet Lyra

With love

Linda

[This message has been edited by Earth Angel (10-19-2002 12:15 PM).]

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18 posted 10-18-2002 02:45 PM       View Profile for ThunderMage   Email ThunderMage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ThunderMage

Prayers, I can do. As for connections, none at the moment, but if one comes up I'll bring the info here.

What is life without poetry and adventure?
"Little sister" is just another way of saying "Guardian Angel"!

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19 posted 10-18-2002 03:30 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Lyra, any words that I could say would never be enough.  We shall hold you in our prayers.
May your strength return soon and please know dear friend that you are loved.  Hugs honey.
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20 posted 10-18-2002 04:15 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman


My dearest Michigan Chipmunk gal
I don't know how to pray very well
But you're in my thoughts, my heart
Still feel your embrace when we did part

You said, the Michigan gathering is next year
Lyra, my friend, I'm counting on you my dear
Keep fighting gal, you didn't play the last ball yet
A big knuffelsack from Mommy Muys and me is what you get

Titia


Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

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21 posted 10-18-2002 10:03 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Lyra, you've been in my prayers since I first learned of your cancer.  I truly do believe in miracles, as you well know.  I'm asking God to please send you one, either outright, or in the form of a new treatment.  *hugs* and love, my friend.  God bless you!
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22 posted 10-18-2002 10:09 PM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

healing thoughts and many many prayers.....

Lauren~

Deep inside the stillness
........I can hear you speak
You're still an inspiration
........To me

Miah
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23 posted 10-18-2002 10:50 PM       View Profile for Miah   Email Miah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miah

My heart goes out to you.  You have my prayers every night.
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24 posted 10-18-2002 10:58 PM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

Time for night shift.  Thinking of you, Lyra.
 
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