Right now two people I know are fighting for their lives.
The first is a fomer co-worker. She's great and has always had an upbeat personality. She and I shared a few moments when we discussed our marriages with each other; they were very similar. But she had two boys, and I did not. In the end, despite her diagnosis with aggressive cancer, and having most of her stomach taken out (and no belly button in the end) and so on, she did get a divorce because it was going to help her stay well.
Unfortunately right now she is in the last stages of her life. At 45 years old. One son who is 12 and the other 9. I wish I had been closer to her, but I'm not. But there is a large community around her, and that is great.
The other is WhyMommy (see the link on my blog to the right). Been fighting cancer for 5 years and still is, but it's beating her back right now. Two sons, three and six I believe. Another amazing and upbeat person who has had a tremendous amount of influence.
Think of these two and send good thoughts, and pray if that is your wont.