Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hats Off

The "Team Hoss" gear is starting to roll in. I now have an official West Coast chapter headed by my aunt Peggy, my uncle Dudley, and my cousins Rebecca and Tom. Maybe we'll break out into onesies next so that baby can join the club!

I may have never followed up on this, but half the price of each hat is being donated to KC's Cancer Cushion Fund:

I have been very fortunate in my battle. Besides having ample friends and family, I have also not needed to worry about money. This charity is about exactly that: helping out those who don't have the money to help themselves. They were overjoyed when Tracy told them of our donation.

So if you've been on the fence about putting in an order, the email for the amazing Tracy Vincze is

Today was about a different hat. My mom and I went down to Rogers Centre to catch the afternoon match up against the big-budget Boston Red Sox. Root, root, rooting for the home team, I purchased a Jays cap with the old/new logo.

As I post in the coming days and weeks you will notice that my analogies and metaphors shift from cycling to baseball. Gosh, I love baseball.

I realize my posting has become not only less lucid and entertaining, but less frequent as well. The fact is that my cancer is really knocking me on my ass. Some days, crawling over to the keyboard has not been high on my list. I can't promise the frequency will improve.

Without going into too much detail, I am on a pain management regimen that seems to be working. If things stay the course I will be able to turn my full guns on fighting this thing - an improvement over these past few months when the disease has really had me backed into the corner (boxing analogy!)

That's all for now. Appreciate what you've got and chill out when things seem overwhelming!


  1. I love that old logo! For some reason I remember this: when we were in high school, the Jays were planning to re-do their logo and you drew up a design (or two?) and submitted it to the team for consideration. Do you still have them? You should haul them out! I kind of remember a Jay bird with big muscle-y arms, but I could just be mixing that up with all the superheroes you used to draw too. (Maybe you still draw them? ;)

  2. Hang in there. I still want to race you if not this season then next fall.

  3. Kate's Team at KC's Cancer Cushion Fund is so thrilled to have Team Hoss as one of our partners! The contributions from the sale of these hats will help cancer warriors who are struggling financially to focus on living instead of worrying about the bank balance! Thanks for making a difference in the lives of other cancer patients.
    Kelly at KC's Cancer Cushion Fund

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