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April 20, 2014

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Letter to the editor:

Harper is great example of courage

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After watching Valerie Harper being interviewed on TV, I feel she is deserving of the most prestigious, civilian medal that our country has because of her sincere, controlled courage in revealing her innermost feelings. For example, she indicated her desire to be of service to mankind for all time.

She thereby set an example of courage in the face of an immediate, personal and tragic situation. She made a most courageous effort, and I believe that she accomplished her aim of helping anyone who can use such encouragement.

Hopefully, that’s enough to survive, remain optimistic and maintain a sense of humor despite all odds, as long as life will permit.

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  1. Valerie Harper is a princess of a lady and actress. My heart aches for her with love and sorrow.

    Carmine D

  2. Freeman,

    You are just as courageous as Valerie Harper,having cancer yourself at such a young age.From reading your posts one would think you face no health issues at all.

    You have a strong will to live,and it shows.Keep writing as we all get a kick out of what you have contributed to the LVS editorials.The best to you and your family at this difficult time.

  3. To all whose lives have been touched by cancer, in its many forms: every breath and footprint you have taken and made, has left the World a better place. Our mortal bodies were not designed to last forever, so we live each moment as if it is our last.

    As many others, until my own time comes, all I can offer are my special thoughts and prayers, which at times, seems insufficient for the scope of the problem and loss. Re, you have been in my prayers for quite a while, and I hope only the best possible for you and your family. My own Father battled brain cancer. Actress Valerie Harper also nobly brought the plight of cancer to public view in her own brand of humor and lightheartedness.

    May there come a day when cancer is cured, once and for all.

    Blessings and Peace,
    Star

  4. Star, that was very well Said.Blessing and peace to you also.