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What Is The Pink Bus???
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rachael67 posted:
One of our great resources is our famous PINK BUS! Some of you are familiar with her. Others may need a little introduction so I went back to the WebMD magazine of Sept/Oct 2005 written by Jeanie Lerche Davis. (In the article, ?Circle of Friends,? which you can access on WebMD, she is interviewing one of our members: Janice Haines [Janice_78> ) I have condensed the original:


Circle of Friends

It's early evening in Norfolk, Va., where "Janice_78" lives. Across cyberspace, the "Pink Bus" is ready to roll -- ready for breast cancer survivors like her to hop aboard.

Riders on this virtual bus are slogging their way through scans and surgeries, making the best of bald heads and insurance hassles. On the Pink Bus, they get hugs, tears, maybe a few (virtual) strawberry margaritas. As they have found, just typing a few words -- posting a lone message in the abyss -- can bring real friendship.

The Pink Bus is a joyride, you might say. It departs regularly, connecting the group of women and their loved ones who regularly support each other. They roll out the Pink Bus when someone is having an emergency, and everybody jumps on. Women and their families ...journey together on the powerful Pink Bus of hope and community.


"Pinkie" (so nick-named by one of members in France) has come to be an integral part of our journeys. Those who might initially dismiss her as so much imagination, find that there are moments when they are left alone and suddenly are very aware that we are beside them, caring and supporting. Pinkie is indeed real! Call on her anytime, and please board her weekly!

(One quick anecdote: Years ago one of our lovely members, Terri in California, told how she would print out the weekly Passenger List and bring it with her to her chemo treatments. There she would send caring vibes and prayers out to each one in need. That's the kind of special folks who are on our Pink Bus.)
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jaydbraz responded:
Pinkie is real as Kirstin renamed the pink bus, A real feeling of not being alone. Bless all you dear friends.


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