Friday, August 31, 2007

Robert's Snow '07

"Robert's Snow" is a children's story about a mouse not allowed in the snow. Children's book illustrator Grace Lin wrote the book, which was inspired by her husband Robert's battle with Ewing's sarcoma. After the book was published, Grace gathered artists from all over the children's book illustrating community to create special snowflakes to be auctioned off, with the proceeds benefiting sarcoma research at Dana-Farber. These snowflake auctions became known as the event "Robert's Snow."

That's from their web site and they say it better than I could. Like most people, I've lost family and friends to cancer. In the three years since the first snowflake auction both my Aunt Mary and cousin Patty. I'm happy to report that my sister-in-law Dianne seems to be doing very well after recently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The images above are my contribution to this year's auction and are dedicated to her with the hope that she will stay well and be around to hold lots of grandchildren and even more great-grandchildren.

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