I want to tell you about a particular one, though, that is also very compelling. It is called Running for My Life: Fighting cancer one step at a time and is in two categories, Best Literary Medical Blog and Best Patient Blog. Here's a summary from my friend Margaret Pantridge:
The blogger is my close friend Ronni Gordon, a 54 year-old journalist and mother of three from South Hadley, who was diagnosed in 2003 with Acute Myeloid Leukemia after feeling unaccountably winded by a 10K road race. She has relapsed and is currently stuck in the hospital awaiting her fourth bone marrow transplant on January 30. Ronni has been plagued by headaches, a fever and - needless to say -- worry. But she continues to write her eloquent blog, describing in unflinching detail the difficult treatments, her roller-coaster emotions and the unusual lifestyle cancer imposes upon those it strikes.As she puts it, "This blog is about falling down and getting up, coping and coming back." Though a bit bashful about her nomination, Ronni is getting a kick out of it. As friends check in with her and her vote total climbs, she is enjoying a pleasant distraction from platelet counts and transfusions. Would you mind casting a vote for Ronni? She has the best chance in the Literary category, where there are fewer nominees, but I hope you'll consider voting for her in the Patient category as well.