chemo, cancer and Urlacher!

At the tail end of a beautiful summers night of birthday celebrating, A friend was ruminating on how similar she looks to her mother.  She was enjoying a cigarette while paging through her digital and realized how much she looks like her mother who had died when she was young.  It made her cry.


In the same moment a young gentleman walked by and asked her– not so politely to give him her camera and her purse.  Being the fiery-sprite-like pixie that she is she told him to fuck off and screw himself. 

He did not oblige.

Instead he and a friend heaved upon her, one brandishing a pistol.  He grabbed her wrist, from which the apparatus was hanging and pounded the back of her head with the butt of his gun, he was still pulling at her wrist when the gun went off and shot clean through her thigh. She had been shot.  The men ran and got away with the camera and the purse.

Later that night the work on patching her up had gone on without incident.  However, her belly had risen to a height that she had never seen beforeThe doctors said that the trauma had caused her belly to fill with liquid- A liter and a half worth of liquid.  Traumas sometimes, somehow highlights other things that happen in the body that have gone on ignored.


It seems as though my vibrant, young friend has Cancer.  Her ovaries were removed that night and she was quickly given a list of people and places to go.


My friend has Cancer.


One night of trivial violence has turned into a struggle for life.  No children to be had, no work, no insurance, and a diagnosis that has rendered her helpless, depressed, alone, lost and angry.  The diagnosis is quite new and she is still reeling.  We found out last week that the Cancer has spread to part of her colon. 

Because she was a Hostess at a hip Restaurant downtown, she is rendered Insurance-LESS, but she knows many people in the industry and Sunday night 10/05/08 Bon V had a fundraiser The Bears had made a bet, If they won the game they would show up.  It was a great night.  Kelly Arrived fashionably late and as chic as ever and the crowd roared, they pulled her there and here and everywhere.  She didnt drink, I grabbed her and said hey, long time no see, pretty girl! Thats how I always greet her.  She smiled with that Im a rock star look on her face with a tinge of humiliation and a hint

 of pride and a smidge of her usual caustically cynical aloofness, Thanks, doll.


A friend has Cancer.


Its crazy.  And Im still reeling, and I am most certain so is she.


At the end of the night there were three $5000.00 holistic packages for raffle.  By the end of the FIRST hour they had all been purchased for her and Urlacher showed up and some of the other players I dont know did as well and donated generously, I went home early cause I had an interview.


Kelly Mulqueeny started Chemo-Therapy last week.



If you would like to donate ANYTHING to her fund (that they are still in the process of setting up and establishing) please contact me at and I will connect you to the proper folks!  Thanks for your time.


Am at work so cannot write fully about this but will in a later blog.


~ by Timbre on October 9, 2008.

2 Responses to “chemo, cancer and Urlacher!”

  1. Show me the way…

  2. Just read this post… All my thoughts are with her.

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