Friday, November 9, 2012

The Tutu Project

Writing for this blog affects me. That’s why I disappear for months together. That’s why I try to stay away from it for a while. But then, along comes a story that I just have to write about, that I want to make sure my readers also see.

The Tutu Project is what brings me back to my blog now. A man in pink shorts and a pink tutu, photographing himself in the US and some other countries, to raise a laugh and money for breast cancer organisations. What inspired him? His wife who is fighting breast cancer.

Bob Carey, who’s a photographer, is selling the pictures in book form. He says the project helped his wife Linda and him cope with the situation. He writes about his wife on his site  ‘During these past nine years, I’ve been in awe of her power, her beauty, and her spirit. Oddly enough, her cancer has taught us that life is good, dealing with it can be hard, and sometimes the very best thing—no, the only thing—we can do to face another day is to laugh at ourselves, and share a laugh with others.’

Says Linda, “It gave us something to focus on that was fun.”
The two also feel the book will give hope to other cancer patients.

See his images. Share a laugh.

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