I would like to share my mom's story to motivate people to donate to this foundation. Her name is Janeth and she has breast cancer for second time, first time in 2011 and the second time she was diagnosed past January 2016. She's winning the fight. Women all around the world need to know that even when they feel it's the end, it's NOT. Because there are women all around the world that are winning the fight, even when they had the worst prognosis. There are too many beautiful things in this life, so continue, every single day is a blessing and there are many reasons to fight. She's a fighter and even if she is having a hard day with her treatment, she has the happiness and the strength to motivate other people to continue fighting and stay strong in this fight. People need to know that all the patients and their families really appreciate the support from the community in this fight against the cancer. All together it's easier to beat it.JANETH HAW,
How do I begin when my battle continues. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. I decided to have both breast removed. Free from cancer for 3 years and my cancer returned full force. Now, I have been diagnosed with bone cancer stage IV. I am currently done with radiation and now just on chemotherapy. I am determined to live a normal life not allowing this disease to over power me. Yes, I can decide to give up and not have contact with anyone. But I want to live and enjoy the blessings around me. Keeping busy and being around people that love me and treat me as if life continue is how I have decided to live. This is not an easy journey. When we are weak is where and when God intervenes. I believe that anyone who is a cancer patient are special people because we see things that no other people see..... love/pain, joy/sadness, peace/hardship. We must believe that we will conquer.SHEYLLA GARCIA LOPEZ,
MORE Than... I am MORE than PINK…. I’ve known this, I knew this before I was ready to embrace the PINK. I had breast cancer and when you have breast cancer you go to the breast cancer wing and when I say everything is pink; I mean even the MRI is PINK. I remember wanting a BLUE gown, fighting the pink, not ready to surrender to it. Guess what? I never did surrender, I took charge of my life, I made decisions that have scarred and changed me inside and out, and eventually, I embraced the pink.
I tell people I had breast cancer but I am always quick to explain that I was LUCKY. I have annual mammograms. That’s how my cancer was found. I didn’t have to go through radiation or chemotherapy, see I told you I was lucky! What I had to face was cancer. I had to face how to deal with it and what to do with it. I had choices. I made the best choice for myself. I took the one breast off; a unilateral mastectomy. Every day I am reminded that I have a foob, it is tight and feels foreign sitting on top of my chest. I look down and see a smaller foob and a larger BOOB. Yup! It’s an interesting view.TASHA VERRICO,