Wednesday, January 2, 2008


My wonderful sister, Kimberly, has wanted me to create a blog to talk with people who share some of the same life experiences that I have.

The name of my blog is Roses and Ribbons....On April 21, 2006, I lost my precious daughter, Jennifer, to Cystic Fibrosis(also called 65 Roses, by victims of the disease who could not pronounce Cystic Fibrosis)....the Ribbons in the name was derived from me now being an eight year survivor of breast cancer(pink ribbons).

It is my hope to be able to communicate with other people who have lost children with CF or who have a loved one with CF. Even though Jennifer's life ended at the young age of 28, she led a pretty amazing life and touched the lives of people she came in contact with.....she left her signature on the hearts of everyone she knew.

In July, 1999, I was given a 30% chance to survive my Stage IIIB inflammatory breast cancer, but I am still here today. If I could be of any help by listening or talking to others with this disease, I would love to.

I am very new at the whole computer world, but am trying to learn more.


ScrapbookDBA said...

Oh sissy! I am so proud of you! You make my heart sing!


casserole said...

Welcome to the blogosphere! I will be keeping up with your posts!

Sandy said...

You are such an inspiration to many people just as Jennifer was and still is today. Your loving and generous heart will help so many people. I will be keeping up with you as always so you keep on blogging! You, your family, and Jennifer remain in my prayers.


Lisa Bylander said...

Debbie, I am so proud of you! What a wonderful start. Great name for your blog, too.
Knowing you and Jennifer has been an inspiration to me. You have the potential to touch so many more people here. People you've never even met.
Congratulations on your blog!
PS---who would have thunk you'd have a blog?!?

Karen said...

Dear Debbie,I had to send another one.I left something out.I thank God for getting to have your precious Jennifer in my life also.She was very precious to all of us.And very strong like her mom.
Love you,Karen

N said...

Debbie, Your blog is an awesome idea. I will do what I can to help send others to your blog. Tell Ginger we said hi!