Cancer is a Blessing to me!

It all began October 2nd of last year at the age of 31 when I heard the words"YOU HAVE BREAST CANCER"! I thought there must of been some mistake because I was to young for breast cancer let alone a mamogram. Well I was wrong.I not only had one type of cancer I had two.I never known there were different types. I chose to have a bilateral masectomy(removal of both breast).I received 8 rounds of chemo form the wonderful...Illinois Cancer Care.I lost both breasts and every strand of hair on my body and still kept a positive outlook and a smile. I say that it was a blessing for the fact that it woke me up and made me realize that tommorow is not guaranteed and live each day to its fullest. You find that your faith,family and friends is the most important and you don't need to stress the small stuff. I always told myself that there is always someone out there who has it much worse than you.I also have met some wonderful breast cancer sisters through this journey.

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friend from CA says ... on Friday, Sep 19 at 5:30 PM

You're an inspiration! It puts everything in perspective to see someone such as you dealing with adversity in such a positive manner. Our culture focuses so much on external appearances, when true beauty is 100% in one's character.

Krissie says ... on Sunday, Sep 14 at 11:14 AM

I admire how you've handled the last year. Many times I've wondered how you've stayed so optimistic and handled everything in the manner that you have. You're an inspiration and I'm so proud of you. Love ya!

mindy says ... on Friday, Sep 12 at 10:00 PM

prayer works wonders. i am so glad you beat this horrible disease. now i have you as a friend even longer

Sarah Diesel says ... on Friday, Sep 12 at 2:13 PM

I am so proud of you. You are a true survivor and one of the strongest women I know. All I can say is to count all of your blessings and live life to the fullest. xoxo

Aunt Jan says ... on Friday, Sep 12 at 1:10 PM

Angel, you are so brave. You faced your cancer and won. You are my hero!! Love ya.

Uncle Bob says ... on Friday, Sep 12 at 11:03 AM

Hold your head high kiddo, you look great and we all love you!

Aunt Pat & Uncle Dave says ... on Friday, Sep 12 at 9:29 AM

Dear Angel, what a wonderful story. We're so proud of the way you have gone through this process with the same courage and grace your Grandma did! You're a special "angel" to us and we love you very much!

CAROL SMITH says ... on Friday, Sep 12 at 8:34 AM

ANGEL IS MY DAUGHTER-IN-LAW --SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN SPECIAL TO US--SHE IS A WONDERFUL MOTHER AND HAS TWO BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN-SHE HAS TO BE TUFF CAUSE SHE IS MARRIED TO OUR SON--BUT SHE HAS COME THRU THIS EXPERIENCE WITH FLYING COLORS,WE ARE PROUD OF HER

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