7.28.2012

Cry for the Child

 I Am a Man and I Cry, I Cry for Many ThingsThe ManKind Project is about men being real and true the their hearts and soul's callings.

Below is a poem that touched my heart. As a father of three, I can see the heart this man carries.

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Bravehearted Old-faithful Wolf



I Am a Man and I Cry, I Cry for Many Things

July 27, 2012  By Danny Feltwell, father to Danny, St. Baldrick’s Honored Kid.

I cry for my son, I cry because he is fighting cancer, for not knowing what will happen, for giving him chemotherapy that I know will make him hurt, because it will save his life.

I cry for my son, I cry when I see him sick, sick from chemotherapy, sick from infection, sick from being away from home, because I cannot explain well enough.

I cry for my son, I cry when I see side effects of chemotherapy, when I see him in pain, when we give him medicine for his side effects and for his pain, because he does not understand.child with cancer

I cry for my son, I cry when he takes medication as a result of taking medication, when he does not want to take his medication, when I have to hold him while his medication is given, because my son takes his medication.

I cry for my son, I cry when I watch him go under anesthesia, when he needs a surgical procedure, when he needs tests and scans, while I wait, when he wakes up, because he realizes what has happened.

I cry for my son, I cry when he cannot fight off infection, when we give him antibiotics, when we give him blood products, because we will need to do it again.

I cry for my son, I cry when he wants me to put a Band-Aid on a boo-boo I cannot see, when he cannot explain what hurts, when he wants me to kiss his boo-boo, because I kiss his boo-boo.

I cry for my son, I cry when he wants to leave his hospital room, when he wants to go to the playroom, when he wants to go outside, when he wants to play with other children, when he cannot, because he is confused.

I cry for my son, I cry when today is over, when I go to sleep, when I wake up, before my day begins, when I think about all of this, when I am alone and not in front of my son, because he does not know.

I cry for my son, I cry for my son who is 3 years old and because my son is fighting cancer.

I cry because tomorrow and every day there after another father and mother will cry for their child fighting cancer, because they will cry for all of this, and for the next child and for his and her parents, and then they will cry also.

I am a man and I cry.

7.17.2012

Denial & Heart Attacks & Men's Health

The ManKind Project of Hawaii has produced this video about the denial that so many men face in looking honestly at their risks for heart attack.



In June, 2012, the ManKind Project will once again join with the Men's Health Network to promote Men's Health Month. This year's focus for MKP will be heart health. Getting out of denial about the damaging effects of stress can be the first step in creating a new relationship to your heart's health.

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Bravehearted Old-faithful Wolf

7.10.2012

George Says IT!

I just like this...that's all. MKP men are all about intergrity.

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Bravehearted Old-faithful Wolf

7.09.2012

Save a Life

I think it is imperative that we learn to be better men; men who take action when needed. Take a few minutes and learn how to save a life with three simple steps. You may be the man that someone needs.

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Bravehearted Old-faithful Wolf