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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Eye Of The Tiger



“This is your brain after using tanning beds. Don’t want a brain tumor? Don’t use them.” These are the powerful words of my melapal Donna, one gritty melanoma warrior who’s having a craniotomy this week to remove the brain metastasis imaged above. (And yes, she shared her MRI on Twitter, hoping that no one who sees it will follow in her footsteps.) Donna will be in the thoughts and prayers of a legion of melahomie admirers and supporters who are united in the firm conviction that the Black Beast has more than met its match in her. So put on your dancing shoes my friend, ‘cuz you’re going to be dancing with N.E.D.!

I couldn’t think of a more fitting anthem for Donna than Survivor’s “Eye of The Tiger”, so here goes…



Risin' up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance now I'm back on my feet
Just a ‘girl’ and her will to survive

So many times it happens too fast
You trade your tannin’ for Mole C
Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

It's the eye of the tiger, it's the ‘thrill’ of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And this Black C survivor stalks her prey in the night
And C’s watchin’ us all with the eye of the tiger

Face to face, out in the heat
Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry
They stack the odds, still she takes to the street
For the kill with the skill to survive

It's the eye of the tiger, it's the ‘thrill’ of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And this Black C survivor stalks her prey in the night
And C’s watchin' us all with the eye of the tiger

Risin' up, straight to the top
Had the guts, got the glory
Went the distance now I'm not gonna stop
Just a ‘girl’ and her will to survive

It's the eye of the tiger, it's the ‘thrill’ of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And this Black C survivor stalks her prey in the night
And C’s watchin' us all with the eye of the tiger

The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger

2 comments:

  1. Awww...thanks so much for this, my friend! Love the message in this song! And thank you for thinking of me! =)

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