.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Thursday, April 06, 2006
Journal 1

From Amanda & Eric - this means so very much to me. So much has changed, but this fleeting moment of hope will always be captured. You are always in my heart. Always.

(click to enlarge)

posted by Jeannette Vagnozzi at 11:35 PM 15 comments links to this post
Journal 2

From Greg at www.CaliforniaHammonds.com - He not only lovingly creates his own entry, but includes a letter written by his wife, Cheryl. Greg has a gift with words and always crafts his writing so skillfully that the words are seen with the eyes and felt with the heart. (click the images to enlarge)

posted by Jeannette Vagnozzi at 11:33 PM 3 comments links to this post
Journal 3

From Shelley - one of my favorite fighters!

(click to enlarge)

posted by Jeannette Vagnozzi at 11:15 PM 0 comments links to this post
Monday, April 03, 2006
Next Destinations

The journals are now off to:

Sandee in Quebec, Canada
Anna in Scotland, United Kingdom
Crystal in New Hampshire, USA

We are becoming mighty international!

The next destinations will be:

Mary in Wisconsin, USA*
Minerva in London, England*
Lena in Moscow, Russia

Be sure to send an email to travelinghope@gmail.com if you would like to participate in the Traveling Hope Project. Thank you for your support. I am moved to tears each time a journal returns. There is so much love, compassion, and humanity in each entry. Scanned images will be posted in the next few days.

*Mary asked to be skipped this round, but will be back next round. Minerva was having surgery so I postponed her to the next round as well. I try my best to contact people before I send the journals out. If I don't hear back, I skip to the next. If your email or address changes, please do let me know.

posted by Jeannette Vagnozzi at 10:45 AM 2 comments links to this post
Monday, December 19, 2005
Where are the Journals?

Journals have currently been sent to:

Greg in California
Amanda in Maryland
Shelly in Virginia

When the journals return the next participants will be:

Mary in Wisconsin
Minerva in London, England
Sandee in Quebec, Canada

The waiting list is growing! Be sure to send an email with your address today. If you have any questions do not hesitate to email me. Thank you for your interest and participation!

posted by Jeannette Vagnozzi at 8:59 AM 4 comments links to this post
Friday, November 11, 2005
Welcome to the Traveling Hope Project

This project blossomed out of the exchange between bloggers who share one common concern: cancer. If you have read the many beautiful, angry, touching, bitter, honest, caring, inspiring words, then you understand the virtual community that has been built and the value of that support. Unknowingly we have inspired one another with our words and honesty on our blogs. We have found a connection with one another and shared our hearts, our fears, our tears, and our laughter with one another. What if we could take our words, thoughts, even pictures, one step further?

How can we capture this in something other than our archives? How can we get these words into the hands of other people who most need to hear them? Through these questions "traveling hope" has become a reality.

The idea is to send several journal notebooks out to people and have them each enter a journal entry in written words or pictures (or both). Then each journal is sent off to another person and it continues until each journal is full, at which time the journals are returned. The Traveling Hope Project is open to those who have been touched by cancer: survivors, caretakers, family members, medical professionals, etc. The intention is to create a traveling exhibit to bring awareness to cancer. This is intended solely to be used to bring awareness. No one will ever profit financially from this project. The hope is that someday we can have the journals bound and copied and distributed free of charge to cancer patients.

Please consider joining this project. Share your story. Leave a legacy.

posted by Jeannette Vagnozzi at 9:26 PM 7 comments links to this post
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
How to Participate

1. Email your name and address to me. I am the only person who will ever see your address. Your address will not be published, revealed, sold, or made public in any way.

2. You will receive by postal mail one journal and a stamped return envelope.

3. Complete your journal entry. There is no format to your entry. Your entry may hand-written, you can include a photo or a drawing, you can decorate your page or you can leave it plain. Your imagination is your limit. You may use several pages or just one. If you don't like your hand-writing you can always print it out from a computer and adhere your entry to the page.

4. You decide how much of yourself you want to reveal. Sign your name or use your "pen name;" add a blog address or email if you choose or don't; include your location or simply leave it anonymous. It is completely up to you. Confidentiality will be respected.

5. Return the journal in the envelope provided. Updates will be provided from time to time. As journals come back, pages will be scanned and posted here.

posted by Jeannette Vagnozzi at 10:56 AM 9 comments links to this post