This is her latest email to try to get Oprah‘s attention. Can you see why I am in LOVE with this woman?? She is amazingly smart and witty. Love this email; it cracked me up and is so to the point and true. How can these people not listen??
WHY OPRAH AND STEVE JOBS SHOULD GO OUT ON A DATE
Dear Gayle, I am writing to you because I think you should set up Oprah and Steve Jobs on a date. And only BFF’s can make that happen. My name is Fernanda Borletti, mom of 5, all under 7. My life is easy and blessed. But my dear friend Maya’s life is not. Her beautiful 3-year-old son, Ronan, was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in August 2010. Since then she and Woody have fought the toughest battle of their life, and portrayed it beautifully in her blog: www.rockstarronan.com. All you have to do is spend 5 minutes reading it to feel that something has got to be done.
Which brings me back to Oprah and Steve getting together. I go to bed at night thinking of all the things they could do. Shine a light on childhood cancer by doing a show, honoring the courage of mothers fighting for their children, getting iPads for all the kids going into Bone Marrow Transplants, and forced to spend weeks in isolation. I mean the options are endless. And I know they would do it.
This morning I decided that all I want is for them to go out on a date and let them, together, do what what they are know for best: just surprise us.
Can you help me?
With much admiration and gratitude,
Because no baby should have go through this….. There are no words for this picture and how I felt on this day.
We are leaving this evening for San Francisco. Praying for a safe flight of course but most of all praying for a little bit of clarity. I hope by looking into Dr. Matthay’s eyes, that I will have a better feeling about everything. I am hoping she can give us some answers and guidance. I am hoping that Woody and I will walk away from this trip feeling a little more prepared for what we are up against. As of now, all we can do is gather all of the data possible and let our intuition guide us. I hope to get a feeling of what San Francisco can offer us.
Today, I met with my friend, Mr. Sparkly eyes. I put on my bravest face but he knew just by looking at me that I was a wreck. We sat for about 20 minutes and had it out. He asked me why I was second guessing myself… told me to knock it off and just to continue to do what we are doing. He is right, I have never been one to second guess my choices in life and I cannot start now. I listened as he pounded into my head once again, how strong I am, how strong Ronan is and how when the decision is made, it will be the right one. It was just the little pep talk I needed. I felt stronger after having left him and I know he is right in everything he is saying. I met Fernanda for a bite to eat at Chelsea’s but it was really just another little pow wow session that I needed to have. I am so lucky to be surround with such bright and beautiful people. I wish I could put Fernanda in my back pocket and take her with us. We sat and talked about everything from Ro’s path, which is uncertain as of now, to how we are going to get Oprah to listen to us and do a show on Childhood Cancer. Fernanda has been emailing Oprah every single day and has made it her personal mission to make Oprah listen. Could you imagine the good things that would come of this if she did?? The awareness that would be raised?? I don’t think it’s asking too much of her to change an episode of her show for something so important. I just pray that she hears all of the people asking this of her and chooses to do the right thing. She has the power to make this happen, if she would only listen. Her voice could change childhood cancer forever. Does she realize this?? I am not giving up on this Oprah thing, and if anyone can make it happen, it’s Fernanda. Thank you, F…. for lunch today and for the spirit of the person you embody. I swear to god you have wings. I have meaning to throw this quote in for a while. My friend, Melissa DiFilippo, who’s little girl is in Liam and Quinn’s first grade class sent me a message the other day on FB. It said, “When I grow up I want to be Fernanda.” It makes me laugh out loud and brings a smile to my face every time I think about it. I couldn’t agree more.
Alright world…. here we go. Off to San Fran and it’s time to take care of business. See you sooooooon New York Miss Macy!!!
This is the number of Rockstar Ronan blog views…. WordPress keeps track. I know I am only one person, but I am one person who is going to make a difference in Pediatric Cancer. If Oprah won’t listen, someone will. My dear sweet Charisma Carpenter, who is technically challenged (she admits this) has started up a Twitter account. She has been tweeting away and already has almost 15,000 followers. She has been tweeting non-stop about Ronan and his story, sending traffic our way. Thank you, CC. I thank the stars above everyday that fate brought us together that one summer day and our friendship bloomed and stayed strong. So cheesy, I know but it’s true. You have such a powerful voice and if anyone can get his story heard, it’s you. I love you so much.
His little voice deserves to be heard, as well as all of the other babies/kids who are voiceless out there. I am amazed and truly inspired by all of the people out there…. long lost friends, friends of friends, family, even strangers from France to Australia who are passing around Ro’s story. He will be heard and his story will be shared. Thank you EVERYONE. It is because of all of you helping me fight for him, that I promise you more awareness will come of his disease and other kinds of Pediatric Cancer. Keep spreading, sharing, and loving his story. He is worth it, he deserves it, and he will win this fight. I love you all!!!!