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Updated — A Request For A Special Friend

Back in January I posted a link for a “Lung Cancer”
Fund-raiser and to show my support, love and respect for my dear friend Robin Cecil, who has been battling brain and lung cancer for two years.

Cancer is a disease that unfortunately affects not only the patient, but everyone around from family, friends, neighbors, co workers.

Even I had to come to terms and accept that the day would come that I’d get that call. When you love someone so dearly, its hard.

My friend Robin has always been tough, independent,and strong.

What Robin had endured over the last two years with treatments and the side effects, takes a tremendous amount of strength. Robin’s will to live, so she could fight another day was an inspiration to so many, myself included.

I am proud and excited to announce that my friend Robin is in “REMISSION”!

This is truly nothing short of a miracle, as she was advised over and over again by more then one Doctor, that remission was not a possibility.

Robin, does have more healing to do, build her immune system, take a huge sigh of relief, and take it easy.

But I wanted to share this amazing news, and to remind us all of this one simple fact.

Never give up hope, never give up faith, fight each day. When you get to where you want to give up, then you have to dig real deep down inside, and fight.

Robin, is by far the toughest, strongest woman I am proud to know, and an inspiration to others to never stop fighting, never give up!

My beautiful friend Robin. Date of remission 2/25/2013

My beautiful friend Robin. Date of remission 2/25/2013

Ciao~from my beloved BlackBerry, Clarissa 🙂


About Dish With Clarissa

Clarissa Ellis grew up learning to cook with her mom. In a time where traditional home-cooked food was going out of style, Clarissa learned to love and make those simple 'comfort foods' and family favorites. As she grew - and her mom got busier with long work hours, Clarissa supported her mom by taking over most of the cooking duties around the home. By the time Clarissa started high school - she had absorbed her mother's approach to traditional, homestyle Italian dishes; and thanks to So Cal's great weather year round... a love of cooking on the grill. Fast forward 30 years and Clarissa has never stopped cooking. She continued to explore food, learning more from So Cal's amazing cultural variety, trying things out on her family and her friends... and always learning. Never content to merely cook a good meal, Clarissa developed the habit of talking sharing her ideas with family, friends and coworkers. After a lifetime of learning and experimenting, Clarissa's love affair with traditional Italian cooking, and 'comfort foods' has grown into a robust, creative and cross-cultural approach to cooking that still manages to remain 'accessible' to the rest of us. Now Clarissa brings her experience and her approach online through her blog - giving all of us a chance give ourselves, our friends and our family the benefits of a lifetime of passion and joy in cooking simply great meals.

7 responses »

  1. A little something for your friend…

    An Acrostic Elfje: Reaching for Robin

    Optimism is
    Boundless – join together
    In support, continue to

    (c) JP/davh

    (oh just a heads up WP is messing with us again, likes and regular comments do show up on the notifications, but replies to comments don’t. I hope they fix that…’They’ however, think they have done a good thing by removing that feature)


  2. Hello Clarissa, I just read this post and wanted to say how pleased I am for your friend, Robin. Lots of best wishes and hugs for you both, regards James 🙂


  3. Just wanted you to know the notifications are all working again.


  4. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar .com/

    Thank you for liking my Quote (He who knows Christ) .best regards.jalal



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