THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Friday, October 17, 2008

Has Breast Cancer Touched Your Life or the Life of Someone You Love?


I really want to acknowledge that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you have been affected by breast cancer or if someone you love has, please acknowledge them in a comment. I think we will all be surprised to see how many of us are affected by this terrible disease.

My Aunt Pam is a breast cancer survivor. The experience changed her life and she believes it played a role in who she is today. And while she wouldn't want to go through it again, she sees how despite the pain and fear, it made her a stronger woman. I love you Aunt Pam!

15 comments:

OH MY #6 said...

My hat is off to them! I admire them!

lea
xo

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I sooo admire them..
Have a Great Weekend..
Hugs girly..

Mr.Brian said...

My sister is also a breast cancer survivor.Praise god!!!!

Christine said...

Thank you for this. Any kind of cancer is devastating.

Noemi said...

I lost my maternal Aunt to Breast Cancer 6 years ago. She was in remision for 5 years and then it came back. She was a trooper!

It has changed our lives completly. Our family will never be the same. To see someone you love so much go through so much pain and not be able to do anything about it is just heartbreaking.

This is just a terrible disease.

Lena Wright said...

My mom, Judy, lost her battle with breast cancer in 2005. My life has been changed forever by this disease and walking beside her on what turned out to be her final journey.

My friends, Marilyn and Susan are also survivors.

Janet said...

My good friend, Michelle just had a mastectomy in September. SHe is going in for her first chemo treatment on Monday. She is scared. I am scared. Please pray.

Lauren said...

My teacher, Julie, is currently fighting the disease.

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

Kimberley, thank you for recognizing this very special month! Today is the birthday of my Aunt Ruth. Breast cancer took her life when she was only 53. Skin cancer took my mom's life at age 73. Cancer is an ugly disease and I pray they continue to find cures and that the survival rate only increases. My mom was best friends with her sister Ruth. My mother was never the same after we lost her sister. Although I miss my mom so very much I'm happy to know that she is once again united with her sister...her friend!
Hugs to you!

Paula said...

My Ob/Gyn just declared that she is a SURVIVOR of breast cancer. She is such a strong woman. She continued to work while undergoing Chemo.She is my hero!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I attended Rosie's wake this evening. Tomorrow we will attend the funeral and burial.

My momma is a survivor. So is another neighbor of mine. She is taking Rosie's death very hard.

Steffie B. said...

I lost my Oma to BC....love the survivor stories! ;) Have a great weekend.
Love ya...

Special K said...

My friend and co-worker, Kris, is battling breast cancer. She's lost all her hair. But still fighting.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I hear you on this one...
I was not long ago at the Memorial Service for my old boss who got a 2nd bought of cancer but this time couldn't beat it...
I just found out the other day my PE teacher from High School died of Breast Cancer... next year I am off to get my first mammogram...
And yep... I feel my boobies...

Denise C said...

My dear friend is battling the disease for a second time right now. The first time was in 1994, she had a lumpectomy....chemo radiation.....and was cancer-free for 14 years....then it returned in July of this year. She then had a double mastectomy and is now going through the chemo. She is one touch gal...and literally fighting for her life!
I pray for a cure everyday!
Thanks for doing this post!
Blessings,
Denise