If you or anyone you love has ever been diagnosed with cancer, read this and then join the Facebook Event "Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (March 21st)" created by Bruce C. Rosenberg.
The best way to tell you about this holiday and the life of Bruce Rosenberg is to read Andrew Dys's Article in the York County,SC Herald: Rock Hill Man's Death from Cancer - Surrounded by Love."
"In front of the house in Rock Hill’s Stafford Park neighborhood, stands a huge heart, carved from styrofoam, about four feet tall. It is covered with Christmas lights – and little messages to a guy with cancer so bad that it almost wasn’t cancer anymore. The heart is almost as big as the heart that was inside the house, until around 4:30 Monday afternoon, when Bruce Rosenberg – Rock Hill’s Jewish champion of Christmas lights – died in the arms of his wife and oldest daughter."
"The man was a giant,” said Scott Ball, a neighbor and a lot more. In Abu Dhabi and Florida, New York and down the street, hundreds of people who had been part of the life and death of this guy, Rosenberg, cried. He was a man with a wife and two daughters who never, not once, asked anybody to feel sorry for him. He attracted Christians and Jews, Muslims and agnostics. He was a favorite of cab drivers and doctors. He loved them all."
"Rosenberg’s idea of sorrow was, on March 21 – the day he was diagnosed with cancer last year – to tell people to eat ice cream for breakfast. His idea now has a national following on Facebook, along with a Pit Crew on Facebook – named for the arm pit where the horrible tumors were first found."
"Instead of self-pity, he took on a mascot – a flatulent unicorn."
She had heard the teenaged daughter, Ella, tell her father before he died that someday his grandkids, when there are grandkids, sure would eat ice cream for breakfast every March 21.
“What I watched was amazing, incredible, just unbelievable,” said McGoye. “The family, awesome. But the neighbors – it was a sight to behold. It was, well, it was love.”"
So that's the story.
Now go. Tell Your Friends. Join the Facebook Event.
Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast on March 21st.