Saturday, May 3, 2008

Detroit Free press (article) "Fast foot forward"

The article is up and I'm not happy at all! OMG I can't believe what this lady printed!!! Ahhhhhh!!! I am sooooo glad that I'm not a celebrity, can you imagine waking up and reading **ap about yourself and it's half truths and innuendos?

What I am so upset about: "an incurable disease that tends to kill quickly." Sh** why would she print that? How many people with cystic fibrosis are going to read this article. It is not true, yes it's not curable but it does not kill quickly and why would she say kill? This is my child she's talking about.

I don't know what I'm going to do. Any suggestions?

Plus the pictures of me are horrendous.

Alright, I just talked with my Mom and her opinion-it's not that bad, and the fact being it does kill that is the fact...maybe people will stop and take notice of the disease.

I tend to react quickly when it has anything to do with my kids. So, I will take a deep breath and let it go. I need some coffee. Bye for now.

Article on Mackinaw Bridge Run


candidchatter said...

Don't focus on the negative. It is a good article and a heartwarming story of your struggle. Your love for your son (and family) comes through loud and clear, Carey. I enjoyed it. Thanks for posting it even though you are upset.


PS: You look beautiful too! Stop the negative internal chatter. You are beautiful! You hear me?!!! :)

careysue said...

Thanks, I know I do that...I get flighty sometimes. You are too sweet.

Blessings From Above said...

I thought it was a great article. Although it was not appropriate for the reporter to print that that it kills very quickly, like your mom said, the idea is to bring attention to CF. This article definitely does.

The pictures are amazing! 48 year old mother of 6??? Most 21 year olds would be jealous. You look awesome!!!

Kathy said...

I do the same thing. When I was in high school I watched that movie with John Travolta, Phenomenon or something. I hated the movie because I did not feel it gave an accurate view of brain cancer and I ended up storming off on my friends who said they had liked it. (a bit of a drama queen). I think when we are directly affected by things the media talks about we find ourselves very sensitive to the way they handle the topic.

I think that's normal.

That article still could have gotten it's point across by saying it can be a devestating disease instead of using the word kill. It might be true, but it's an ugly word. Especially if your affected in some way.

ps thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm loving yours!!