Carol DeVore Just reporting

First post: Mar 26, 2022 Latest post: Dec 22, 2022

“Not complaining, just reporting”. As many of you know, Mark and I attribute this wonderful saying to our dear friend Beth Brandvain.

We figured this was as good a way as any to share some difficult news. There is no way to sugarcoat it, or wrap it with a pretty bow. I have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

My second choice for the subject of this email was “I am like a tea bag”. As Eleanor Roosevelt (supposedly) said “A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”  I am now in very hot water. 

Mark and I and our family are entering a new and challenging reality. We will find a way to update you from time to time and ask that you respect our need to focus on important appointments, decisions and each other right now. If we don’t respond to your email or text or phone call, please know that your love and good wishes are still so appreciated. 

I’ll leave you with this, another favorite saying of mine (from the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel): "Everything will be alright in the end... so if it's not alright, it is not yet the end. “

All our love,
Carol & Mark

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