to good people we always ask "Why?". And there is no answer. Almost 8 years ago I read an article in Memory Makers (a scrapbooking magazine) about a wonderful lady named Jeanne. She had beaten breast cancer and was then in remission. (She is now considered a survivor as she has been cancer free for over 5 years.)It was while she was going through treatment that she started scrapbooking. She wanted to leave her memories with her husband and two sons. And now here she was in the magazine...a wonderfully creative woman with an idea. She had persuaded Memory Makers to hold a "Crop For The Cure" contest to raise money for the Susan B. Komen foundation. (That contest led to a "Crop For the Cure" event that happens at scrapbook stores nationwide every September.) As I read the article and saw her beautiful smile, I thought to myself that she was someone I'd like to know. I could tell that she was a loving, compassionate person. It turned out that someone in my little internet scrapbooking group did know her and she was invited to join us. I got to meet her in person in April of 2000 at our first gathering and she is just the person I knew she would be. She has turned out to be one of my dearest friends and now she and her family need all the prayers you can muster. (You can see a photo of Jeanne here .She is the one with red hair and a beautiful smile.)Her husband, Dennis,became very ill recently and was taken to the emergency room. It was discovered that he has advanced stage cancer with no symptoms until now. It began as prostate cancer and has spread very aggressively to his bones. Chemotherapy and radiation will not help him. Please add Dennis, Jeanne, and their two sons (David and Douglas) to your prayers. The best they can hope for now is a miracle.