Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A Favor

Hello Everyone- I will write more later. I feel like I have so much to tell you all but I have limited time right now. I do have a favor to ask of each of you who follow my blog. A few people have commented about this idea on the blog as well as other people I know. I would love it if you all could each write to oprah, I think there is an area that says email oprah on her website www.oprah.com. If you could email her and tell her how you got connected to my blog and if I have affected you, how I have done so. Or something about my story. I would also like you to tell her that I will be in the audience with my sister Thursday, November 8th. I don't know that this will do anything but it can't hurt, right! Thank you for doing this for me. You never know what can happen until you try. I will write more soon. Gotta go run a few errands while Ella is in daycare. Doug is going to help me hopefully tonight to get pictures up. There are some really great ones. Talk to you all soon, my email family. Shawndra

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shawdra -

I have been reading your story and my heart goes out to you and your family. A friend of mine sent me your link.

When I read your story it reminds me everyday to live life to it's fullest and to count my blessings everyday. I have a 27 month son, which was a blessing to my husband and I. So I know the happiness your daughter brings to you. They are so pure and innocent at this age we could all learn a lesson from their sweetness.

I just went out to the Oprah website and was browsing around. One of her upcoming shows is labeled "For One More Day", the show is looking for individuals to be on that show. You should visist the website and share your story.

You and your family are in my prayers.

Kelley said...

DONE!!!!! Good luck, and who knows, you could be a superstar. Just kidding, you are a auperstar already but you might get a chance to get your word spread even farther. Enjoy this beautiful day

Anonymous said...

i read your blog and wanted to let you know whatever i can do i will. so i sent an email to the oprah show. i will be praying and i will let you know when oprah calls for you to air your story. thanks and corss your fingers. sarah

Michele said...

Shawndra,
Will do. I emailed her once just to ask for a show on colon cancer. I will email again. And I will mention it on my blog too.
Michele

bahama mama said...

Anything for my fellow bahama mama!

Anonymous said...

Shawndra,

Hey there girl. I just finished emailing Oprah. I hope you have a great time there and talk about jealous....that would be me!

I am still in the hospital until Thursday. The introduction of solid food has been a bit more bumpy this time after the ileostomy reversal. It is wonderful but sounds like there will be some recovery time with it. I'll just leave it at that...

Hope you are doing well.
Christy Harrell

Anonymous said...

Consider it done - I read your blog daily and pray for your family in this journey. My husband has cancer as well and we have 3 little ones 2, 4 and 9. We are blessed with remission and pray you will be soon as well.
Love to you and fingers crossed on Oprah day -

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, I left Oprah a e-mail with the day. I told her if she meets you she is the lucky one..:)I couldn't say enough good things about you & your family.
Robyn

Anonymous said...

Shawndra-

I am so happy for you!!! You brought tears to my eyes. I wanted to let you know I E-mailed Oprah informed her of your story. I hope you dream comes true. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all! Have a Great Day! Take Care and Be Careful!

The Mudge's

Anonymous said...

OK done- I asked for a HARPO hookup b/c that is what you need! : ) I hope you have a fabulous time. Hope you are feeling well and look forward to seeing you Friday if we are still on. : ) Keep up the fight- you are awesome and I know you are enjoying everyday. You inspire all of us to be better people.
xo Adriane

Jeff said...

We emailed Oprah and will try again. In Christ, love Jeff and Kerri Kristoff

Terra said...

Shawndra;

Just to let you know that I sent the following e-mail to Oprah.

Good Luck! ~Terra Shover

Dear Oprah;

I am writing on behalf of a dear friend, Shawndra Turner. Shawndra is in the fight of her life, struggling to battle the cancer in her abdoman. She is a strong, beautiful woman, wife, sister, daughter and mother who writes a blog every day to let the world know exactly what she is dealing with; every poke and prod, every needle, every chemo treatment, all the while encouraging and inspiring others to be strong and brave and to live with cancer instead of die from it.
Shawndra will be attending a taping of your show on Nov. 8th, which has been a dream of hers for many months. But that dream ultimately involves being a guest on your show to spread the word that cancer is not just affecting the older generations, but the younger ones who are not aware they are at risk. We, as a society, must spread the word and band together to find a cure, to push for more testing for all ages, and inspire all to push on even when they feel like giving up. Shawndra does this every day by sharing her story with the world through her blog. Perhaps by sharing her story on the Oprah set, she can be even more of an inspiration then she already is.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

Terra Shover

Anonymous said...

Email sent!
Good luck!

Anonymous said...

SHAWNDRA-

I AM A FAITHFUL READER OF YOUR BLOG AND YOUR WILL TO BEAT CANCER TRUELY IS INSPIRING.

I WAS READING ANOTHER BLOG AND CAME ACROSS SOME INFORMATION I WANTED TO PASS ALONG TO YOU.

YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY READ THE BOOK OR SEEN THE SHOWS OR BEEN TO HER WEBSITE BUT IF NOT YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD. HER NAME IS KRIS CARR HER WEBSITE IS CRAZYSEXYCANCER.COM AND THE BOOK IS CRAZY SEXY CANCER TIPS.

I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I ALSO SENT OPRAH AN EMAIL I HOPE IT HELPS.

STAY STRONG I JUST KNOW WITH ALL THE PRAYERS GOING UP FOR YOU THAT YOUR MIRACLE IS GOING TO HAPPEN!!!

Kelli said...

I have been checking in on you and I often do a reality check and think "What would Shawndra do?" You are so courageous and through that gave me the strength to break down the barrier and listen to my body and get a colonoscopy at 35--I'm supposed to be too young, right??. Thank heavens it was negative, but I have had a huge mental burden lifted. Anyway, I am so thrilled that you'll get your dream of going to the Oprah show and I will e-mail her again for you! Thinking of you in remission!

Anonymous said...

I am a friend of the Kristoff family. I too, have posted a note to Oprah indicating a dream of yours is to be on the show advocating colon cancer awareness. I also told her you will be in the audience on Nov. 8 and we are all looking forward to seeing you on TV!
You have such a beautiful smile and a wonderful family. I wish you the best.
Bev Vreeland

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