This July, it will be ten years since I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Stage IIIB!! I was given a 30% chance of survival! My Heavenly Father knew better...He is the One that is in control. I am so very, very blessed.
Kimberly and Jennifer walked by my side in the Race for the Cure after my diagnosis. I remember the last race Jennifer walked with me, she had to stop and rest a few times. We finished the race....I think that we were in the last five people to finish...but we did finish!
Since Jennifer's death, I have not walked in the Race for the Cure....I just felt that it would be too emotional not having her by my side. Maybe I was also using this for an excuse not to do it.
The last few days I have been thinking about how grateful I am that I will soon be a ten year survivor. Jennifer walked many times with me when I know that she didn't feel like doing it. I know that she did it to support me......that is the kind of daughter she was!
This October, I want to walk in the Race for the Cure again! I know that Jennifer won't be there with me physically, but I know that I will feel her with me as I walk.
I am going to start today preparing to walk. I would love it if any of my friends and family would join me in celebrating 10 years of being cancer free!