BENEFITING: Susan G. Komen New England
EVENT DATE: Nov 10, 2016
We all have times in our lives when we have to deal with tough situations. Everyone has their own way of handling these situations, but we all can relate to having experiences that change us.
When I was 10 years old my mother, the strongest and most caring person I know, was diagnosed with breast cancer. I distinctly remember when she called my brother, sisters and I into her room to let us know why she did not look so good. After learning she had cancer, I asking one question “are you going to be okay?”. She did not just say yes like I was hoping she would. Instead, she explained the situation and the reality of uncertainty. This made me think. Why me? What would happen without mom? How long do we have? What are our most cherished memories? Is there really nothing I can do? This was a lot to handle as a child or an adult for that matter.
From that day forward, I resolved to never take a day for granted and stay positive above all else. Fortunately, my mother is still with us, and I am thankful for that. There are many people who were not as fortunate, and I truly feel for them. I’m fundraising to increase the chances of the next child growing up with a loving and caring mother. I’m proud to be trying to make a difference.
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