Random why written by Jana August 10, 2005 This mother of a slain American soldier is asking the President to meet with her, to explain exactly what it is that her son died for. I wish her luck. Share this:ShareEmailPinterestFacebookTwitterRedditPrint 3 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Jana previous post Make me smile… next post reaction More Posts Like This One Twitter Weekly Digest for @janaremy, 2010-10-01 Loving that Scott added an appropriately-placed band-aid on... to her simplicity my blooming rose Hanging out in the camellias @thehuntington Because fresh chervil is impossible to find in... true blue favorites photos This week, on my nightstand 3 comments Anya August 12, 2005 - 7:02 am Viggo Mortensen appeared in Crawford, TX to show his support for Cindy Sheehan, the woman who has planted herself outside of George Bush’s ranch in the hopes of speaking to him about her son, Casey, who was killed just five days after being stationed in Iraq and about the need to pull our troops the hell out of there. http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/9629/crawford1tn.th.jpg Good to see she’s getting some celebrity support. I was just skimming around blogger based on my interests and saw that you had also had osteosarcoma. I’m normally from California (Mendocino County, about 3 hours north of San Francisco) as well, so just wanted to post and say hi! Reply jana August 12, 2005 - 2:00 pm Thanks for the comment Anya. Yes, I had osteosarcoma in my right femur. I was diagnosed 20 years ago. As a result of the tumor my leg was amputated and I had a year of chemotherapy. Fortunately, the cancer has never returned. Glad to know that Viggo is supporting Cindy. Perhaps Bush will pay attention?? Reply Anya August 12, 2005 - 11:05 pm I also had the initial tumor in the right distal femur, but it was originally misdiagnosed, so it spread a good deal and amputation wasn’t an option. I’m about seven months into a two-year regimen of chemo and surgery. Glad to hear things worked out for you though! And we can only hope Bush is paying attention, with the amount of media coverage. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.