By Bixyl Shuftan
Om Sunday January 6, Relay for Life
member Bain Finch held an event for friend and fellow Relayer Aryon
Dagger. Aryon's computer had broken and she couldn't afford a new one,
just as she was facing surgery for cancer followed by weeks of recovery.
So Bain talked to a few other friends, and they set up a DJ music event
high over the Lemonia sim. Bain wanted to keep things somewhat quiet at first, wanting the event to be a surprise. But on the day of the benefit, it was out and clear in the open.
the event, the people sent words of encouragement to Aryon, which Bain
relayed to her, "Hey Aryon. Go ahead and eat all the good stuff that I
can't eat. You need your strength to get well, so we can all meet up in
Florida." "We all love you, Aryon, and we're all with you!" "Aryon, we
are all with you in this fight, till we all emerge victorious over the
evil C, biggest Huggs."
The words truly touched Aryon's
heart, "I cannot begin to tell you all what this means to me. I asked
(Bcreative) to play this song for you all because you DO open my eyes
when I cannot see through the tears, you DO give me breath after you
have taken it away with the strength and love you share not only with me
but all those on the dark journey. Bain and Panza, you have listened to
my rants and raves, my laughter and tears and I cannot thank you
enough. To everyone who has offered support and hugs and donated ... I
WILL not give up ... I fight for you ALL. Thank you and I love you all
SO much." these words were followed by the song, "Thank you for loving
Yours truly had to leave early, but I did get a
message from Bain Finch later, "DONE!! (We) raised enough for Aryon and
I'm at loss for words on how to thank every one." A few days later, Bain
announced that the surgery had been a success and the cancer appeared
not to have spread. Aryon was on her road to recovery, which would take several weeks. And thanks to Bain, she would stay in touch with her friends.
Awww shucks Bixel! Never was a 'secret', more of a case that as Relay folk, we should never place one person above the Relay mission. There is only one person more thankful than I for how this turned out and she is recovering in hospital "basking in the dawn of her long night".ReplyDelete