Thoughts of a Chicana Feminist

Monday, July 09, 2007

Every Three Minutes

Every three minutes someone in the walk was given one of these ribbons that you see Rina wearing. It represents the reality that no one knows when they may be diagnosed with the disease. When Rina was given this ribbon at mile 8.5 of day two it brought the reality of the illness to me.

Mary Davis' world was forever changed when she received her diagnosis and Rina saw it happen, unable to do more than be there for Mary. After that every step Rina took was made with greater purpose and with immense hope that one day a cure will be found.