Light The Night

Tonight we participate in LLS Light the Night walk as Seth’s Solemates walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to raise money for research and help for those who are fighting this illness. If you would like to help please go to this link: http://pages.lightthenight.org/nyc/Manhattn11/KPalmer

In strength and love,
MOM

Blog Book in Print

We have had a very positive response from our posting about Surviving Leukemia, the book.  So many people have asked for a hard copy of the blog for reference.  It is available for purchase through Blurb for Good. All profits from the sale  go to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Do you have questions that need answers or do you need to “really” know how a patient feels?  Surviving Leukemia can be of enormous help to you.

When you purchase a copy of this book,  Blurb for Good will donate an additional dollar for each book purchased.  You too can support the vital work of LLS with your purchase.                                                                   Go to http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1486083

Now in Print

Surviving Leukemia, Seth’s blog is now in print.  So many people have asked for a copy and now you can purchase it.  It is a win, win for everyone. Profits from the sale of this book will go to LLS.

Are you someone or do you know someone newly diagnosed with Leukemia?  Do you have questions that need answers or do you need to “really” know how a patient feels?  Surviving Leukemia can be of enormous help to you.

When you purchase a copy of this book, all the profits will go to LLS and Blurb for Good will donate an additional dollar for each book purchased.  You too can support the vital work of LLS with your purchase.  Go to http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1486083

Going forward

For those of you who still turn to the blog to see Seth’s smile and hear his words, I thought you might like to know how the family is doing.

Alan and Sheera have relocated and are beginning to find a sense of peace and stability in their lives that they so deserve. I too have relocated and am beginning to find a life that has meaning, value and purpose. We are eternally grateful for the ongoing support of family and friends.

Needless to say that our lives have been irrevocably changed but it does go on. I believe that the way to honor Seth is to have a good life, remember to smile and laugh and to do things of value that will help others.

I have become very involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in several ways. One aspect, that is very special to me, is their annual walk called Light the Night walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. It is a major fundraiser to support their vital work in research and patient services. This will be the second year that Seth’s Solemates will be participating. If you are interested in finding out more information please visit our team’s web page at http://teams.lightthenight.org/SethsSolemates to sign up for the walk. I can promise you it will be an evening you will always remember. If you are not able to walk with us, I would be grateful for your financial support. Please click http://www.active.com/donate/ltnNewYo/2449_kdpalmer to make a secure tax-deductible contribution. You will receive a confirmation by email of your donation. I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.

Checks can also be sent to:

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
475 Park Avenue South, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Please be sure to include Seth’s Solemates 2008 on the memo line of your check.

As always with thanks for all you have done

In strength and love,

Mom

Symphony for One

It has been a while since I have posted anything to the blog. At first I thought it was pointless but I realized that I needed to thank all of you for your love, support, compassion, friendship and tell you how much it has meant to me. These days are difficult and bittersweet. As I go through Seth’s things I see his smile, his look of concentration, hear his laugh, feel his presence. I don’t know when he wrote this, but I cannot think of a better way to share Seth with all of you:

Symphony for One

To live content with small means:

To seek elegance rather than luxury: and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly;

To listen to stars and birds;

To babes and sages, with an open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never.

Let the spiritual grow up through the common;

To choose to get better, never even; to trust a stranger, to keep a promise, to love.

To know G-d.

 

By Seth D. Palmer

 

 

Thank you

Alan, Sheera and I want to thank you for all the wonderful, caring messages we have received. The family has been asked if there are any special places that we could suggest for donations in Seth’s memory. We offer the following suggestions:

Rhoads 7 Patient Comfort Fund,

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,

3400 Spruce St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Att: Debra Dearstyne

or

Congregation Ansche Chesed

251 West 100 St.

New York, NY 10025.

With love and strength

Mom

The Blog We did not Want to Write

This morning, Seth lost his battle with leukemia.  He died peacefully with no pain or discomfort.

The funeral will be on Monday December 24, 2007

Location:                      Plaza Community Chapel

                                      630 Amsterdam Ave (at West 91 Street)

Time:                           10 AM.

Phone:                          212 769 4400

 

We want to thank all of you for your constant, love caring and support throughout these past ten months.  You will always be in our hearts.

 

Alan, Sheera and Mom

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