Being Me…

and discovering that that is quite the roller coaster ride. Wanna come along?

Interesting post recently

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I had a post recently about an ailing cousin; she’s been stricken with melanoma that seems to have spread throughout her body.  I’ve been too upset to really post much lately because of this; it is a miracle that I’ve not suffered this way too, because she and I are a lot alike in coloring.

When I made this post, I received one comment in reply; rather than encouraging me or comforting me, the person chose to tell me that the “sun hates whites” and “god hates whites” – that’s why we “burn” with skin cancer.  I deleted the entry and the post because I realized that responding to him the way I wanted to would simply inflame him and cause more hate to appear on my blog.  I’m just so disappointed; I really didn’t expect responses to my post, but I certainly didn’t expect hated to spew forth.  I have always known ignorance abounds on the internet, but I haven’t been touched by it much until now.  Apparently, it isn’t just whites that are racists or bigots.

I don’t even know what else to say.  I am just speechless.

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2 thoughts on “Interesting post recently

  1. I am so sorry you had to go through that. That person is clearly ignorant and had no right to say that you. Melanoma can be a horrible product of lots of fun on hot, summer days.

    I don’t know if you read Cosmopolitan magazine, but they have recently been trying to educate their readers on the dangers of tanning and promoting healthy skincare and proper sunscreen usage as well. I don’t know if their current issues will talk about it as much because it’s winter, but this could be a good way for you and your cousin to use your personal experiences to be a voice for change and awareness if you’re interested.

    Again, I’m sorry that person was so rude. But there are many more of us out there who completely support you and your cousin. I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t been touched in some way by cancer.

    Peace.

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  2. THank you so much. I was really upset when I first saw the ugly response, but I’ve seen far many nice people responding to things than people like that.

    I do appreciate the support and encouragement. Our family is rallying behind my cousin and giving her as much support and encouragement as we can. I’m also renewing my vows to watch my own skin more carefully and that of my children as well. They will be far more educated than I was, thank goodness.

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