Sunday, February 8, 2009


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!


casserole said...

Hey, I wonder if we could get some ya-ya race shirts made?

Lisa_in_AR said...

Congrats on 10 years Debbie! I'm so glad you're around!

ScrapbookDBA said...

I'm with ya sis! You may have to push me! But I'm with ya!

Why don't you describe the "boobs" you were talking about wanting us to wear .... Mandy said she could easily find the boas ... You describe the outfit and we will make it happen.


Denise Felton said...

You know I'm always there with you as a "virtual" runner. But this year, I would be proud to really walk beside you! And I'm up for any outfit that rocks the YaYas (even though I'm just a teenie bit nervous about keagle's comment about "the 'boobs' you were talking about wanting us to wear" hehehe).

Ten years is SO BIG. We've GOT to party! And you know Jennifer will be rockin with us.

Love you,

Stacie Hoo said...

I will join you. It will be marvelous to help celebrate you! Here's to another (and another and another) 10!

Tammy said...

Hey Aunt Deb, I want to walk with you when it's time. Just keep reminding me cause I am super forgetful these days.
Love ya,