COURAGE, CANCER & HOPE

COURAGE, CANCER & HOPE

September 10, 2018 0 Comments

These three words changed my life 10 years ago. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, so many thoughts and feelings overcame me. I was only 50 years old. I had built the life I had always wanted—a family, a home, a career, a life. But, cancer has its own agenda.

 

I remember having to tell my middle school aged children that “momma is sick”. I remember scheduling my treatment plan for this deadly disease. I remember my first round of chemotherapy, and I still have the scars to remind me. 

 

I could tell you about the fears that I faced, but instead, I want to share with you the courage and hope that washed them away. When you receive news like this, there is really only one option: to fight. There is no time to dwell, to curse god for letting this happen, to question “why me”… no. There is only time to devise a plan of action, and begin.

 

I lost a year of my life to cancer. I lost my hair. I lost a portion of my breast. But, you know what I never lost, my dignity. How one chooses to fight is a personal choice. I chose to remain positive, to be a pillar of strength for my family, and focus on the future that I was determined to have.

 

It is courage and hope that have led me to being 9 years cancer free. It is my family and friends that have shown me love and support time and time again. It is faith that has guided me.

 

The American Cancer Society is working tirelessly to find a curable treatment for breast cancer, while supporting women of all ages to get tested, understand their treatment options, and cope with the physical and emotional effects of cancer. I believe wholeheartedly in the work they are doing, and know that it is organizations like this that helped save my life.

 

From one human to another, one mother to another, and one survivor to another, I humbly ask that if you are able, please consider purchasing these leggings to help fund further research. To defeat a disease like Cancer, we need to be united in finding a cure so our children and future generations do not have to be afraid anymore.

 

With my utmost respect and gratitude,

 

JJ



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