A Stage 2 Breast Cancer diagnosis this past fall turned my life upside down. The nurse who delivered the news told me, “it will be ok but you have a lot of work to do”. And so I began the most important job of my life.
The past 7 months have been a whirlwind: countless doctor appointments, a life changing surgery, 7 difficult chemotherapy treatments, and the emotional and physical challenges that come with all of this. I’ve had good days and bad weeks, but I’ve never felt like I was alone during either. Instead, I’ve been surrounded and overwhelmed by the love and kindness of everyone around me - a good reminder that, even while fighting - there is so much to be thankful for everyday.
My experience these past 7 months has been by journey with cancer, but it is not unique to me. Every day cancer warriors, survivors, and their families live in, and try to make sense of, a post-diagnosis world. They do so with the support of family and friends, and with the help of organizations that exist within the cancer community. Ann’s Place is one of these organizations run by selfless volunteers and compassionate professionals who provide wellness, counseling and support services at absolutely no cost to those living with cancer and their families. It is an amazing resource for cancer warriors and for this reason, on April 25th my daughters and I will be participating as models in the “Fashion At Its Finest” fashion show at the Ridgefield Playhouse to benefit Ann’s Place.
Please consider sponsoring me for this event. There is no donation too small as everything (from coffee pods, to art classes, to group counseling) is made possible through donations.
Thank you for your support. I am honored to be walking in this fashion show for Ann’s Place and fellow warriors. And if you are available on April 25th, please consider coming to the show - it is going to be a special night!