Kim Simplis Barrow Says Thank You


Yesterday, we finally got to hear from the First Lady herself, expressing gratitude to all those who sent her messages of encouragement:

My fright and panic after being admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and learning of the severe heart damage that the chemotherapy drugs have caused me, were greatly relieved by the knowledge that so many of you were praying for me, and willing me to survive this. I am truly grateful and it is impossible to properly describe the comfort that your outpouring of support has brought me. I thank each of you and want you to know that you motivate me to keep on fighting. It has been a draining, wrenching past few days. But while my heart will continue to be literally weak, it and my spirit are strengthened by your emails, texts and FB messages. The journey continues and I and my family will always be grateful. With God, your support and my determination, I look forward to the future. I ask all of you to continue to pray for all those on the battlefield of diseases. Thank you ALL!!

-Kim Simplis Barrow on her Facebook page 06-01-12

GOOD NEWS FOR OUR CAMPAIGN!!!!! JOIN US!!!!! 05-17-12 Fayemarie A Carter


Show the Love!

 

We have 15 hats ordered for the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign! That translates to $150 BZ raised so far for the Belize Cancer Center Dangriga ūüôā Remember, you can custom design your hat, you can purchase hair accessories and you and also make a ca$h donation!!!!!

https://twocanview.com/2012/05/09/buy-a-beanie-and-support-breast-cancer-awareness-kim-for-kim/

Buy A Beanie And Support Breast Cancer Awareness!!! Kim for Kim ;)


Twocanview, in collaboration with KCB Custom Crochet, would like to enlist your support in helping those 

Kim Longsworth Black

suffering from the devastating effects of breast cancer. Kimberly Christine Black, is one of our own Belizeans living in California. She has agreed to help the cause by designing and lovingly making each one by hand. 

Check out Kimmy’s selection at¬†https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.355307514529895.79321.162552987138683&type=3. ¬†They make Perfect gifts for Baby Showers, Birthday Gifts, Celebration of Life parties, Mother’s Day, and so much more! Should you want to customize your hat, head band, hair bow, she would be happy to¬†accommodate¬†you! She will be coming out with a collection for your guys soon too!

Your $5 donation will be made in the name of Kim Simplis Barrow to the Belize Cancer Center Dangriga in Stann Creek, Belize CA. If you prefer not to make a purchase, please feel free to make a donation of  any amount to this worthy cause and thanks! 

 

Daily Dingleberry 04-20-12 420 Bitches! Legalize It!!!!!!


Legalize It

So…research shows that there are many benefits to using marijuana for medicinal purposes and that it can be quite the aid to people suffering the side effects of cancer treatment. There are already a few states in the US that allow for the cultivation and distribution of medicinal marijuana…WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR? I say: corner the market man! Do you know how much resources are wasted trying to chase marijuana farmers, the mules and then the poor user who is caught with an ounce? To what end?

 

I am emphatically against legalization of narcotics so don’t bother rebutting with: it is a gateway drug blahsiblah. I am also against minors engaging in recreational use so don’t come to me with that either. Don’t come to me with the idea of contributing to moral decay either: Belize is pretty immoral already and plenty of damage is done with alcohol which is legal.

I am simply saying that we treat it like an industry with funding, regulations and TAXATION. When you control this already booming industry, you eliminate a certain level of corruption, violence and even dependence. There will be a certain level of accountability which is not achievable as the current situation stands.

I sincerely believe that the idea bears consideration. Most North and Central American countries are examining it…there just might be something to it.

 

Daily Dingleberry 04-18-12 In Light of the Dark


Suicide is not a typical behavioural choice. Human beings have a strong sense self preservation. This is why people find it hard to accept when someone chooses this way of dealing with challenges. A common reaction is to blame the victim. Some act disgusted, calling them weak… crazy…stupid…selfish…misguided…sinner. Others laugh and make fun, snickering and belittling with jokes and sarcasm, and still others, just dismiss it, preferring the deluded false security of denial.

I want to understand all these reactions. And I do, usually. But there comes a time when such ignorance and insensitivity becomes unforgivable. The time is when you have been told differently and appealed to with knowledge and scientific research and still, you persist in perpetuating this type of destructive attitude.

Can we just agree that all behaviour is on a continuum? “Normal” is quite encompassing. Very few behaviours are actually abnormal. No one chooses to be mentally ill. Unfortunately, our bodies and minds are susceptible to breaking down, and like any physical ailment, we must treat our mental ailments. Left unattended, they become unmanageable and debilitating.

Would you leave a sore to fester? Would you let a broken limb heal badly, crippling you for life? Would you not take your insulin? your blood pressure pills?

It’s really simple. We are ruled by chemicals. When there is too much or too little, our brains don’t function well. Our perceptions become warped causing us to make harmful decisions. So, we take medication to correct the imbalance and we seek therapy to re-learn to think and regulate our emotions so that we can make more productive decisions and engage in more effective behaviour. This works for most everyone except for those suffering with the more serious and persistent mentally ill, eg, personality disorders and psychosis.

Like everything else. Get educated. Have some patience and show some humanity. You will need someone to show you just that one day.

Engage. Educate. Encourage. Empower.