Feeling lucky and sad at the same time

The other night I got a phone call from one of my 3-Day team members.  She wasn’t sure if she was going to walk again this year but some bad news over the weekend prompted her to think seriously about doing another walk. She had just learned that two women had died of breast cancer—one was 40 and one was in her 30s, and both women left behind small children—a total of 5 kids between the two.  I had trouble sleeping last night thinking about these young women and what they are leaving behind.  That could have been me if I hadn’t found my lump when I did.  It could have been me if I had ignored the lump hoping it would go away.  And it could have been me if I had listened to the radiologist who told me to come back in 6 months.  Instead I am here today celebrating life with my family.  I’m so lucky!  Yet, I am saddened deeply that breast cancer continues to steal lives.  While I don’t know the individual stories of either of these women, I do know that I can’t stop fighting, spreading my message, and urging everyone I know to step forward in this battle.

You can help by joining my 3-Day team, making an online donation,or shopping through shoptoearn.net/breastcancer.  We cannot sit back and let breast cancer steal one more precious life.  We must fight this battle together.

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Posted on January 21, 2009, in breast cancer, breast cancer 3-day. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. i get so upset hearing stuff like this. it really hits waaay too close to home. this is NOT the way its supposed to be.

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