Today begins Breast Cancer Awareness month. As so many of you know I am a breast cancer survivor. I started my chemo 7 years ago this Oct 3 without a doubt it was one of the most difficult times of my life. I was scared, I felt alone (even though I was never alone, I always had my wonderful husband with me no matter what I was having done).
I wonder why me. I wanted to shout from the top of a building “doesn’t everyone know what I am going through? Stop what you are doing; life is not the same it will never be the same”. But the world just kept on going. The sun came up everyday and life went on.
But there was a time of the day that I always look forward to. Mail time. I loved getting cards and mail for my friends and family. It was a little sunshine in everyday for me.
And I got many. I got tons. I still have every one of them. I will still get them out occasionally and just look through them.
I received cards from people I had known all my life and cards from people I have still never meet. And they are all so very special to me, but for someone to take the time to send me a card that did not know me. That touched me. That touched me deeply and I have never forgotten it.
Because of this I would like to start collecting cards to give to the many women fighting breast cancer now, today, and the many days to come. I will make as many cards as I can but I also want to have many made by, you the wonderful, special followers of Pass It On. I will still be making cards to give you to pass on. But I’ll make two at a time. The other I will be adding to the collection to pass on to a breast cancer patient.
I still go to the same oncologist in the same building where I took chemo. I see many just like I was 7 years ago, going in there scared, feeling alone, wanting to just go home and for everything to be back to normal.
I can’t do that for them but with your help we can give them a little bit of sunshine to take home with them. We can let them know we are thinking of them during the very difficult time. We can let them know so many of us have been there and we made it through. And they will too.
And when they make it through they too can Pass It On to others.
These special ladies don’t need to hear from us during just during October because it is Breast Cancer awareness month they need to hear from us all year long, every year. And I have not done a good job with my part at all. But I am telling you today I want to do better.
Will you join me? It is a small thing I am doing, I know that but I remember 7 years later the small things done for me.
I hope you will join me in this fight. It’s a fight of a LIFEtime for so many people that woke up today. One out of every 8 of you reading this will be touched by Breast Cancer. Your life can change overnight with the 3 words “You have cancer”.
Please join me in helping others.
Email me here if you are interested in helping.