Wanna Join an Army?

You know about Sleeping Beauty and Snow White and Ariel and Belle and all those other chicks who needed a prince to save them, right?

Have you met this princess?

Allow me to introduce you to the Princess-Who-Can-Defend-Herself.

She sits in my friend Susan’s office.

Do you know Susan?  How can you not!  She is this amazing blogger, astrophysicist, mom, writer, activist and oh yeah cancer survivor.

While I love the sentiment of  not teaching our children that the only way girls can be saved is by a muscle-bound man who swoops in on a blazing white steed–or beat up old truck for that matter–I do know when a princess could use some help.

Susan had an awful day yesterday–and I mean awful by ANYONE’s standards.  And yet?  She wrote a beautiful post about being lucky.

She blows me away.

I can’t make my friend’s cancer disappear–and damn I wish I had been put on this planet to do just that–but I can let her know that I am lucky to have her friendship, that I love her and I totally have her back if she does happen to run into that bitch cancer in a dark alley.  I’ll even bring a baseball bat to knock the wench out of this universe.

I want Susan to know that she is not alone.  Yes, the fight is hers, but she has an army of princesses (and princes) behind her.

Want to join me?

Take this badge.  Put it on your blog (it links to her post referenced above).

Let me know below in the comments that you’re with us*, then go visit Susan and let her know you’re in her army now.


Because each and every one of us–we are lucky.

*for every blog that posts this button, I will find a way to donate $1 to Crickett’s Answer.  I’m totally stealing this idea from Kristen and Jessica,  but I thought it rocked and our friend needs us. Oh and if you want to donate money to Crickett’s Answer too, please do.

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84 Responses to “Wanna Join an Army?”

  1. C.mom

    Love love love this! Will add it to c.mom first thing in the am!!!

  2. Elaine

    Posting now. Awesome idea.

  3. Stimey

    Love this. It’s going up right now!

  4. amy @teachmama

    I’m in! Rocking it on teachmama pronto and will share on we teach in the am! Super idea, friend!

  5. @sweetbabboo

    Added it. Susan, you are not alone. There are a lot of people down here in NC that are fighting with you.


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    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Amie Adams, Amie Adams and Amie Adams, C.Mom. C.Mom said: RT @mammaloves: Friends of @whymommy Wanna join me? http://bit.ly/gvvtuD [...]

  7. Leticia- Tech Savvy Mama

    Mine’s up! Thanks for the sweet button!

  8. Laurie

    Posted, both because I support Susan in my heart and mind every day and because I truly believe that in a wonderful, perfect world no princess WOULD fight alone. And I believe in positive visualizations of awesome goals like this.

    Great idea, Amie. You too are a princess.

  9. Robin (noteverstill)

    I’m in. Awesome idea – and who could turn down an invite to join a Princess Army?

  10. Minks

    I LOVE it! I’ll put it up asap!

  11. Kate @ UpsideBackwards

    Brilliant! Thank you so much for this!

  12. Jessica

    Added the badge to the top of my site – LOVE IT and your work here!!

  13. amy turn sharp

    YES!!!!!! I am in and i want to do as much as I can to support her! xoxo LOVE YOU

  14. Mel

    Put it on the LFCA since it’s a community site of over 2000. I figure having 2000 princesses behind her could kick some serious ass if they were all wearing steel-toed shoes.

  15. Tech Savvy Mama: No Princess Fights Alone- Join the Army Against Cancer!

    [...] from MammaLoves created this rockin' button in honor of my friend Susan (aka WhyMommy). [...]

  16. Jenny aka jaydub26

    I have added the button and commented here and also at TechSavvy Mama (I actually got the button off her page as it was the first one that was retweeted in my twittterfeed). What you women is doing is great and although I live in New Zealand under a different health system and funding, as another Inflammatory Breast Cancer fighter /survivor I totally support your drive to get lymphodema sleeves for all those who need them

  17. Sue

    I added it! I love this!

  18. Multiple identities « UpsideBackwards

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  19. Just Margaret

    done… loved Susan’s post. Love yours, too.

  20. jodifur

    I love it! I’m in.

  21. Sunday

    I proudly added this button to my blog.

  22. ella

    Really fab idea, I’m in!

  23. Kathryn (@kat1124)

    What an awesome idea, Amie. I was already over at Susan’s blog this morning and left her a comment, heading over to my blog to post this button.

  24. domestic extraordinaire

    I’m in.

  25. annettek

    Yes, this is perfect. I’ve already added it to my sidebar.

  26. Justice Fergie

    I’m IN!! Thanks for doing this.

  27. Jennifer

    I’m in! Love the badge…and Susan’s post had me in tears. She’s amazing.

  28. Annie

    added the button, proud to do so. Thanks.

  29. Joa

    You know I am, mamma.

  30. heather

    I’m in. :)

  31. Bon

    a useful princess and a useful army…glad to be a part of it.

  32. aimee @ smilingmama

    I added it — my first button ever, actually!! :)

  33. Cyndi

    Done. This is brilliant. Now if I can just stop sniffling from reading Susan’s post, it would be easier to hold up my sword.

  34. Gayle

    Thanks, Amie. Going to try to figure out how to add it to my blog.

  35. Samantha

    Button is up and so is a post. http://www.garzagirls.com/2011/01/24/f-off-cancer/

  36. Wife and Mommy

    I’m in!!

  37. marty

    My button is up. Thanks, Amie!

  38. Nicole

    Button is on, and getting a post up tonight, inspired by the amazing Susan and her posse.

  39. ilinap

    Love the button! Love the idea! Love Legos! Love Susan!

    I’m walking 39 miles in the Avon Walk in DC in April for Susan. Maybe you can meet me to walk a couple miles with me!

  40. Stephanie

    I am joining the army of tiny lego princesses for Susan! Thanks!

  41. 3DayMom

    Susan’s Army! Ya’ll rock for thinking of this!

  42. Ellen G

    I’m SOOOO in! Thanks for enabling us to do this.

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  44. Kendra

    I lost my old whymommy badge somewhere along with upgrades, so proud to have this up there now!

  45. daysgoby

    Overwhelmed. have this up now – THANK YOU!

  46. Nick Shein

    Count me in!

  47. Stacey

    I’m so on this! Such a great idea and a beautiful way to show support “virtually.”

  48. Kay Lynn

    This is a wonderful idea! I just posted the button on my blog. Kick cancer’s butt!

  49. Suzie P.

    Mine’s up too!

  50. LuAnn

    I do not have a blog but would love to use the widget for Face Book, have you considered a page there?

  51. Megan

    I’m in, too!

  52. colleen

    I’ve added this lovely lady to my sidebar too.

  53. Rev Dr Mom

    I’m in.

  54. Melissa G

    I’ve been following the journey of Team WhyMommy for a couple of years now….and dutifully posting everywhere necessary in order to help :)…. One question though, can I just donate money somewhere in her name to help??

  55. Mental Armour | Get Out Gertrude!

    [...] and she calls it the Princess-who- can-defend-herself and it sits on her desk.  One of Susans blogger friends in the States created this button as a way of showing that although she is a ‘Princess who [...]

  56. NoRegrets

    I’m in and it’s up!

  57. Colleen

    Count me in!

  58. Carole/Crickett's Answer for Cancer

    Thank you so much for building this army of Princesses for Susan, and for spreading the word about Crickett’s Anwer for Cancer! She has forever changed us with the exposure she has brought to our breast cancer nonprofit!

  59. Candygirlflies

    FANTASTIC!!! Thanks so much for this. So proud to be counted among your number of Warrior Princesses. xo CGF

  60. The Querulous Squirrel

    I posted a Lego Princess. It’s so apt for Susan, a symbol of both strength and playfulness. Thanks for making the little button.

  61. Betsy Henning

    Thanks for the opportunity to display my solidarity with an incredible # of incredible gals. Sending positive and prayerful support — full of hope!

  62. Melanie

    I am so in! I put it on the tippy-top of my blog and her first on my list of prayers.

  63. Elizabeth Danu

    I love this! Posted tonight, with the link. What a fantastic idea! Like Melanie, I am so in!

  64. Karen Hartzell, Graco

    Though not new to blogging, I am new to the personal blog circuit and this week I have one that went live after 2 years of thinking about it. I will be sure to add this to my blog! Very awesome!

  65. Lara

    Thanks for supporting Susan! She is a wonderful person and I know your blog means a lot to her.

  66. ilinap

    I’m in the army now! Maybe I should carry a little LEGO fighter in my pocket when I walk 39 mile for Susan in April’s Avon Walk.

  67. edj

    LOVE IT! I’ve added it to my blog.

  68. mary beth volpini

    so many amazing women…

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  70. Jenni

    I’m in.

  71. Elizabeth

    A bit late to the party, but I’m in.

  72. The Querulous Squirrel

    I’ve signed up.

  73. magpie

    I totally joined this army.

  74. loran

    So in!!

  75. David Wescott

    Dude looks like a… princess.

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    [...] on blogging power for moms fighting breast cancer at Mamma Loves, where you’ll get the story behind this [...]

  77. Michele McGraw (ScrappinMichele)

    Took me a while, but I joined the army and put it up.

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    [...] Get your own warrior princess button [...]

  79. mayberry

    It took me awhile, but I finally got my button up!

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  82. Gifts « Toddler Planet

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  83. Minky

    I am ashamed how long it took me to do this…seriously.

  84. Karen

    I’m in! Added the button to my sites:)

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