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As always, supporters eagerly anticipating the city's 20th annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares Monday night at the American Cancer Society Center downtown will likely spend the weekend searching for just the right outfit to wear to the unofficial start of the fall social season. But for others, who have traditionally supported Atlanta and New York retailer Jeffrey Kalinsky's yearly evening of fun, fashion and charitable giving for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Greater Atlanta and the Atlanta AIDS Fund, the decision to attend this year is more complicated.
Childhood cancer is like a journey that starts when you meet a new family, a new patient. Nobody expects children to have cancer. It’s literally unbelievable. So there’s this big element of shock and fear and grief. These truly are diseases that threaten the life of their beautiful child.
Jeremy had gone hunting, so two days after Christmas, Brandy Green rose late to make breakfast alone. She and Jeremy lived in a small, white-brick ranch house near Brandy’s parents in Ellijay. Together six years, married three, they were having trouble getting pregnant and Brandy had started fertility treatments. She thought about this as the coffee brewed.
Imagine this: One morning you wake up and you have this thing. It’s right there on your chest, not your breast, but your chest, as though you are in the habit of wearing cheap metal pendants—and you actually have that habit, since on your last birthday your daughter made you a necklace out of rubber bands and colored paper clips—and all of a sudden you developed an allergy to that metal.