Welcome to my Weasyl. I'm not exactly new here though it may look like it. I'm a young artist that loves to write all sort of new mediums. A lot of what I post here will be in a variety of mediums though a good chunk will be either digital, or costume related with some other crafts and a little traditional mixed in. I hope you'll enjoy my artwork
Hi all, I originally wasn't planning to do this but, something talked me into it. I know you all have probably seen a lot of these journals talking about the same thing though I wanted to tell my story and why I'm doing the Relay For Life this weekend and doing what fundraising I can.
My story, it has a happier ending than most. I was around eight or nine years old when my grandfather was diagnosed with Bladder Cancer. At that point I didn't even know what cancer was; it was just this word that was mentioned often on the prayer list that everyone seemed to always get this scared or somber look on their face's anytime it was mentioned.
Though my knowledge on the disease quickly grew and I grew scared for him. He was the closest thing to a father I had and the last thing I wanted to do was lose him. I used to pray every day several times a day I mentioned it at prayer time at church. When he was at home I would often do whatever I could to avoid leaving the room he was in.
Luckily for us cancer research had evolved enough that the good doctors at Wake Forest Medical Center were able to treat it and eventually send it into remission.
To this day my grandfather's cancer is still gone I'll be 22 May 8th 2016 and he is a strong, healthy 83 year old man. If it weren't for the valuable research that events like the Relay for Life raise money for. I wouldn't be able to say that and he never would of gotten to meet his latest grandchildren.
Please if you are able to even if it's just $1.00 please donate. Every little bit helps. You can make a difference and bring more happy endings to people's cancer stories. Maybe even bring a happy ending to your own.
For every donation made I'll do a free headshot like this - https://www.weasyl.com/submission/1240885/fwa-badges
Though you really should be doing it because it's the right thing that could save lives.