Well things are looking up again today as Lizzie Wallace has once again gotten back to her blog after surgery this week.  What an inspiration for everyone in the community.  The surgery was successful (pending test results) from all accounts and that has been confirmed in my mind on her blog.

She named each of her tumors, and has bid them goodbye today  at "The Life and Times of Grim Lizzie Papa".  She writes, "This is the goodbye letter I wrote to my tumors before surgery. Dearest Tupac, Mary Kate, and Ashley  It's been fun....NOT. I hope you have a nice trip and never return. Seriously, you're not welcome here. I don't like you. Forever yours (just kidding), Lizzie"

She continues to be uplifting and we all love you Lizzie!

Lizzie Wallace is a member of Lufkin's First Baptist Church. And the church is teaming up to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.  The event is tomorrow, more details CLICK HERE.

At the event, their team will camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Here is an excerpt from her blog.  I thought this was a great way to take a positive spin to an otherwise harrowing situation.


■ I get free Hichew.

■ My daddy buys me stuff (can you say new iPad?).

■ I met awesome people in the hospital. Shout out to SarahBen.

■ I was number one in my graduating class (of one).

■ No homework!

■ People are more willing to do my bidding (insert evil laugh here).

■ I get to wear pjs all day without judgment from others.

■ My Grandmom cleans my room for me.

■ I get to have two completely different hairstyles at one time — a shaved head and whatever hairstyle I choose for my wig.

■ I get tons of flowers. My house looks like a garden that I didn’t have to put in any work whatsoever.

■ I get to eat whatever I want. (My doctor recommended ice cream for breakfast!)

■ Apparently, cancer makes you popular. Tons of people want to be around me now. Or maybe it makes you pretty. I’m not sure yet.

■ I get to lose weight without dieting.

■ I have tons more free time. (I’m about to hit up the pool.)

■ I’m eligible for more scholarships!

■ I get an all-expenses paid trip from the Make A Wish Foundation. (I’m going to ITALY!)

But in all seriousness, the biggest perk is being able to see how many people love you and how much everyone really cares about you. I have been blessed with so many people who are rooting for me and praying for me. Thanks to everyone for all your support. You all give me strength and are constant reminders of why my life is awesome! - Source:  The Life And Times Of Grim Lizzie Papa - Blogspot

Also in case you missed it here is a link to my earlier post - CLICK HERE