Friday, March 2, 2012


In honor of two special people and as a constant reminder to myself. 

When I found out my Mema had breast cancer it was super scary. I consider myself VERY lucky that I am 27 and have all 4 of my grandparents living. I had never dealt with cancer before in such a personal way. My view of cancer was cancer = death. I know that isn’t true, but it seemed to be true for those I knew. It was my view and it scared the crap out of me.

My Mema decided to fight the cancer and do whatever it took to survive it. And fight she did! She never lost faith. She fought it and never gave up. She was always positive throughout everything, even when the chemo and radiation was literally causing her body extreme pain.

When my Aunt was diagnosed, I got mad. I didn’t understand why my family had to deal with this again. But we did. She was strong and determined not to let this beat her either.

Mema and Susie are both cancer free. 

Breast cancer has touched my life and changed my perspective forever.

Every time I look at my tattoo I will remember my Mema and aunt and how hard they fought and how they never gave up. They kept faith and won.

No matter what I am up against. I know I can fight it. Every time I look at my tattoo I will be reminded to have faith no matter what stands before me and to fight no matter what and never ever give up. This year I have had to do a lot of that personally, but nothing I am up against was as hard as their fight, so I can face it! 

1 comment:

  1. Good for you!

    So difficult to see family battle cancer, let alone life in general. It's amazing what we can learn from their strength!