Friday, March 29, 2013

Life with Lizi

I have a funny post about things Lizi says.

We are walking around the union, from lunch to Chemistry Lab, and there was a table of missionaries sitting on the Union lawn.  One of them walks up to us:

"Hi, do you have time to learn about Jesus Christ?"

Lizi: "NO, we're lesbians."

Then Lizi just walks away leaving the poor missionary wide eyed and scared.  And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you get away from missionaries.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Miette

Today, another childhood cancer warrior lost her battle with cancer.  Miette Skiller was diagnosed with DIPG, an incurable brain tumor that kills over 90% of children within 2 years.  She was 7 years old, and was diagnosed in July 2011.

A young girl from Green Bay passed away from DIPG in 2008.  Her mother has created a charity in her name, which raises awareness of Pediatric Cancer, as well as raises money to send art supplies to children's hospitals, something that was very important to Mariah while she was on treatment. Visit Riah's Rainbow foundation here: http://www.riahsrainbow.org/index.html

Miette also wanted to raise awareness of DIPG and childhood cancer, which she did by selling her homemade hairclips and bows.

You can read her mother's blog about Miette's journey here: http://www.miettesjourney.com/

Here's Miette's story, as told by the Austrailian news company: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZX3MfWVNXM

This is a video taken of Miette leaving the world.  Viewer discretion advised.  Miette and her family wanted people to see the reality of childhood cancer, which can be death.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeHih9JURqo&feature=youtu.be

Rest in Peace

Friday, March 8, 2013

Some Awesome Science!

Science, Engineering and Math (STEM) is one of my passions, so today I'd like to share some awesome photos from a facebook page I enjoy: I Love Science.




This one is funny because I use MATLAB all the time...