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Friday, February 22, 2008

IN THE PINK ~

THE PINK WINGED WARRIOR ~


In case you haven`t met Beverly Hendricks of San Antonio, Texas, please take a moment to learn about her mission to educate the world about the statistics of Breast Cancer. Since being diagnosed herself in December of 2003, Beverly has not only mustered up the strength to fight through her own personal battle with breast cancer, but she`s so selflessly driven "awareness" to the next level. Literally!For two years, Bev, her devoted family and several generous volunteers put their heart, sweat and tears into the re-birth of a 1960 Shasta Trailer now known as "THE PINK WINGED WARRIOR”. What is she going to do with a pink Shasta trailer you ask? Well, this is what she had in mind, before the PWW was born:“I became determined to find an old camper, fix it up, and attend camping and Breast Cancer Awareness events across the US to tell women like me about the statistics.” And so, she travels…
"People ask me all the time, "Why did you really do this?" My answer to them is simple...What else could I have done? I am not a Doctor, Chemist, or Surgeon. I know nothing about Chemo or Radiation except how it feels to receive it...I do not have millions or even hundreds of dollars to get this information to the next family it is likely to effect. So I will do it my way ...in a Little PINK Travel Trailer, and effect as many people as I can. I hope you can share in the joy of the journey with me. PINK Huggs! Beverly Hendricks"

If you'd like to read Bev's entire story, or see more photos and slide shows, please visit her myspace page at: The Pink Winged Warrior Kudos to you, Bev! To say you're making a difference would be an understatement. You are a real Hero. 1 in a Million, you could say! XOXO

She and SO many other brave women are helping to educate all of us on this dreaded disease. EVERY ONE OF YOU ARE HEROS ~ and I go down on my knees for you.

Prayers and hugs to all of you,
bj

21 comments:

...... Kristina ...... said...

What a fabulous post BJ,
What an amazing selfless thing Beverley is doing to educate and save others...she is inspirational.
Stop by sometime lots of love Kristina XxX

Kathleen Grace said...

I am always amazed at the heros among us who have overcome and gone above and beyond in thinking of others and giving so selflessly. Bev is one of those wonders:>)

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

That is amazing, thank-you Bj for such a thoughtful post.
ginger

Karen H. said...

Good Morning BJ,
This is such a wonderful post. I did enjoy it very much. I have lost an Aunt back in 1980 to Breast Cancer and I know what these ladies are going thru. Of course, back then, they didn't have all the new technology they do now. I stand in AWE at all the Survivors of Breast Cancer and feel a connection to them. "THANK YOU" for sharing this wonderful post BJ. Take care my friend and have a great day/weekend. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Tara said...

Great post! How nice when someone spreads awareness-

Adrienne said...

Thank you for sharing this information. What a darling little pink trailer. It will certainly attract attention for the fight against breast cancer.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. I peek in here often but don't always stop long enough to leave a comment or say hi. I'll be back again soon.
~Adrienne~

Brenda said...

That was a neat post. Thanks for sharing.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Wow...thats no neat..Thanks BJ! Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Robin

Alison Gibbs said...

What a wonderful thing Beverley is doing.
Alison

Tammy said...

God Bless her "pink" heart!!!

Julie said...

How amazing! Thank you for sharing this story about another breast cancer warrior!

regina barnett said...

Great idea and a cute one at that on spreading the awares.

Sandi McBride said...

Okay, fantastic post BJ...she reminds me so much of Kat at Just A Beach Kat...marvelous women, terrific friends!
Sandi

Jackie said...

Thank you so much for posting about Beverly. She is an inspiration to us all. So nice to learn about our unsung hero's. Those who quietly go around and do their best to help others.

SweetAnnee said...

I love the Pinked Winged Warrior
It's SHABBY CHIC
with a mission!!

fondly, Deena

Anita said...

Wonderful post - Wonderful woman...

Mary Isabella said...

Thank- you for this so important post...Mary

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi BJ, what a wonderful woman Beverley is, I'm sure she doesn't go by unnoticed in that gorgeous pink camper. I'll have a read of her website when I'm feeling a bit better, this cold seems to really love me, doesn't want to leave!
Hope you have a lovely weekend,
Lucy x

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your well wishes. I hope you are over your belly bug. ((hugs)) Rosie

Susie Q said...

Such an amazing post BJ.
I know far too many fighting breast cancer now...bless her sweet pink heart! : )

Thank you dear BJ for this post!

Hugs,
Sue

Rhondi said...

What a neat idea to help promote awareness of breast cancer. My daughter and I raised money and participated in a 2 day walk last year and since then I realize what heroes the survivors are. I know so many women who have had the disease and am praying for 4 women that I know who are going through chemo right now. Thanks for sharing. I will take a look at her myspace page. Rhondi xo