Baldies' Blog began originally in the UK by a 26 year old journalist with a blood cancer on a mission to inform the world about bone marrow donation.

He has since died, and I took on the cause of making cancer care more transparent for everybody.

Cancer is a disease that will touch everybody through diagnosis or affiliation: 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed and 1 in 3 woman will hear those words, "You Have Cancer."

I invite you to read how I feel along my journey and
how I am continuing to live a full life alongside my Hodgkin's lymphoma, with me controlling my cancer, not my cancer controlling me.

I hope that "Baldies' Blog" will prepare you to handle whatever life sends you, but especially if it's the message, "You Have Cancer."

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Join Gail O'Brien to Get Out the Vote!

In March, Gail O'Brien, a teacher in Keene, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.  Without health insurance, she faced a challenge in getting the treatment she needed to recover. 
While attending a Working Families Win workshop in May, Gail learned about the new Pre-existing Health Insurance Plan that was created by the March passage of the new health care reform law.
Gail became the first person in New Hampshire, and one of the first nationally, to sign up for the new affordable plan.  She is now able to get the treatment she needs to recover and continue her great work in our community and state.
Both Charlie Bass, US Congressional Candidate, and Kelly Ayotte, US Senate Candidate, are vowing to repeal the new health care reform law, if they win.
We can continue to make sure people in our state and country have access to life-saving care by getting out the vote for candidates that want to expand access to quality, affordable health care for all.  Ann Kuster and Paul Hodes have committed to continue to expand access to quality, affordable health care.
Join Gail O'Brien and Working Families Win NH for our final Get Out the Vote Push!  We will be making calls and going door to door in the final 4 days!
Volunteer Times and Dates:
  • Saturday, October 30th- 9am-9pm:  Join us for a great day of voter inspiration and outreach!  
  • Sunday, October 31st- 9am-9pm:Come in your favorite Halloween Costume!
  • Monday, November 1st- 9am-9pm:Join Gail O'Brien from 5pm-8pm to get out the vote!
  • Tuesday, November 2nd- 9am-till Polls close at 7pm: Election Day!  Outreach until the polls close! 

To sign up: 603-504-2906 or

1 comment:

Bess Seidler said...

Just blogged about this!