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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fellow Server Needs Your Help!

I got an email from Katie yesterday asking for a favor. Luckily, it had nothing to do with splitting checks or wrapping something up to go that should have just been thrown away. She asked me to do something that I am happy to do.

Katie has a friend named Briana Gilligan (best last name ever). They worked together at a bar in New Jersey and have been best friends for 7 years. The picture is of them after a lunch shift. Briana (on the right) is now battling her third round of treatment to fight leukemia and she's currently in the ICU for a bleed in her lungs. Katie told me that Briana actually reads this blog and the Bitchy Waiter Facebook page. (If medicine isn't making Briana feel nauseous, then my writing skills certainly are and for that, I apologize, Briana.). Katie wants a shout out for Briana because they both believe in mind over matter and positive thinking. Katie tells me, "I believe in the power of prayer and over the past 3 years it has worked. She can't die I will just.. die."

I totally understand, Katie. This is something I can help with.

There are a lot of people who read this and if every single one of you took two seconds to send out some positive thoughts to Briana who is in a hospital room in Seattle, it can't hurt. And then if you took another second to click this "like" button, then even more people can know that someone is needing good vibes.



Imagine if you were sitting in a hospital room and you saw on Facebook that thousands of people were thinking about you. How could that not make you feel better? What if we are able to make her feel so much better that she kicks the ass of leukemia and she gets to go back home to her "awesome" boyfriend back in Belmar, NJ? We see stories like this "go viral" all the time, so why not Briana's story?

And if you want to do even more, you could consider going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society website and leaving a donation. Click here to do that. I just did. You can give any amount you want and every little bit will help. You'll feel good if you do it, I promise.

Briana, if you are reading this, please know that Katie is not the only one who wants you to get better. Besides your friends and family and co-workers, there is at least one bitchy waiter who lives in Queens who wants you to make a full recovery and every person who is reading this feels the same way. If the power of positive thinking and the prayers of a thousand strangers can help, then you are well on your way to getting better.

Now go kick some leukemia ass!



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41 comments:

Jess in Jersey said...

Fight hard, Briana! Sending you love, prayers and positive thoughts!

Jim in Texas said...

Great picture of you and Katie! Get well, Brianna. There are literally thousands of people thinking about you this morning, and wishing you the best health and happiness always.

Amy in NC said...

Keep up the good fight, Briana! You can do it! We're all praying for you!

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE GONNA KICK IT'S ASS!!!!YOU GOT THIS, GIRL!!!!

Heather D. said...

Sending healing vibes to Briana!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful young ladies!!! I just know in fifty years, these lovely girls will submit another picture of the two of them, saying "time flies!". My family and I will be praying for you tonight at dinner, and every day from now on. Keep fighting, Honey!!! Sending Love, Peace, and Happy thoughts your way. God Bless!!!

KW said...

Sending big positive vibes your way Brianna.

suze said...

Thoughts, prayers & positive vibes for you Briana!

Krista said...

Kick cancer's ass Briana! You can do it!

MariaPN said...

Go Briana -- there will be blessings and prayers and positive thoughts coming to you from all over! And keep us posted on how you are doing. Maria from Long Island, NY

christie hampton said...

You will get well Briana! You got this, it doesn't have you!! Love, prayer and positive attitude is always healing!! Keep us posted!! We will keep you in our prayers!!

Josh A. said...

Rock on. Never met you but hate to see people hurting especially when so young. I just went to a benefit for a friend of mine on Saturday and it was awesome to see her so happy. I hope you feel the same way! Be strong.

Kimberly said...

Sending lots of healing juju your way! Love and hugs!!!

KC said...

You go girl!

I don't have FB so I can't click on the 'Like' icon.

Anonymous said...

Keep your head up smile and stay Strong it will all be OK coming from fellow server and leukemia survivor

Anonymous said...

Briana
You are lucky to have such a wonderful friend!
Stay strong!

Jenn42 said...

Cancer sucks, Briana, but you already know that!! Keep on keeping on, girl!!

Deb said...

Hang in there, Briana; know that there's lots of love and many hands & hearts holding you up around the world! Hugs from Texas :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks BW! My new years resolution was to donate what I can to a different cause each month and now I know where my Feb money is going! Good luck to you Brianna! I am sending positive thoughts your way. You are obviously very strong and very loved. You got this!

Lolamouse said...

Sending good vibes her way (and yours!)

The Bride said...

I beat that nasty shit and so can you. Be strong sweetheart, cry when you need to, laugh when you can and make sure you get as much rest as possible can so your body stays well. Love and supportive thoughts (and virtual hugs) coming your way from Australia. V xxxx

Spencer said...

Sending good vibes your way, keep the fight up!!!

Paula Blue said...

You can beat this Briana! We are all in your corner! Hugs to you and lots of them!

Anonymous said...

You're in our thoughts, Briana. Stay strong!

theblonde said...

Us Jersey girls gotta stick together. You have my best wishes, Briana!

Trippmadam said...

Good luck, Briana

Little redhead said...

Lots of get well wishes from Belgium. Stay positive, you can beat this thing! Hugs!

Denise in WI said...

Sending healing & positive vibes your way, Briana!

Haruka said...

Good luck, Briana! Take care of yourself!

Anonymous said...

Prayers from Jenn
In Cincinnati,Ohio
Positive thoughts, bring positive results! Now lets watch you KICK CANCER in the ASS!

Anonymous said...

Briana, girl, keep on fighting, keep on keeping on. This, too, shall pass.
Rock on!

PS. BW, you're a sweetheart

~PolishSpring

Anonymous said...

Sending both ladies lots of postive vibes and blessings. Briana hope you feel all the love that is being sent out and Katie having you for a best friend would ROCK!

Anonymous said...

Briana, you got this. You can kick this awful diseases ass! Show it that it's nowhere near as strong as you are. Your friend needs you, sweetie. Sending love from Ohio.

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Briana!

Rebecca said...

Prayers and love from Nevada and a family of thirty. We each have you in our thoughts !

SarahMG said...

Sending love, prayers & best wishes from Ohio! Keep up the good fight Briana!

SarahMG said...

Sending love, prayers & best wishes from Ohio! Keep up the good fight Briana!

Anonymous said...

Sending positive vibes your way Briana! Prayers for a quick recovery :)

Anonymous said...

So very sorry that she lost her battle today. RIP Briana.

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Robert from England said...

I've just found this about a year late, but I said a little prayer for Brianna anyway. Hope everything goes well for you.