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.