I was diagnosed with stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma in April 2017. When getting these results, my mind went into a quick, but highly emotional tailspin then came to a point where everything around me moved in slow motion. My first reaction was to think that I was going to die and that I should prepare for this. Then, I turned to my higher power for guidance and I was accepting of His will, whatever that may be. I did tell Him that all I wanted was to grow old with my husband. I had to educate myself about my type of cancer to understand the medical terminology that was being communicated to me. I worked on much needed relationship reconciliations, I asked for long distance family support in the way that I needed it, I made prayer requests to friends, and I continued to live my life and to make happy memories with my husband. Living with Cancer can be very lonely and overwhelming. When I connected with The Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) and received my first email from Melissa I felt such a sense of relief. I was no longer alone. There was someone, who not only knew about cancer , but was a cancer survivor herself. BCRC was there for me each week by phone, text or email. I was given information on support groups, free counseling, fitness programs, and the Online Forum-- all of which were provided free of charge to breast cancer patients enrolled with BCRC. I felt connected, understood, normal, and supported. I had a lumpectomy and completed 6 weeks of daily radiation treatments in August. I am a survivor.
Before my cancer diagnosis I did not know about BCRC. This fundraiser is one way to give back support to an organization that helps others going through a similar journey and to bring some awareness to this disease that continues to claim & change the lives of both women & men, families, and caretakers-Breast Cancer. BCRC is the only nonprofit organization in Central Texas focusing its services solely on those affected by breast cancer. No one with breast cancer should ever go through it alone! Donations made to this fundraiser will go directly to BCRC. To encourage you all to dig deep into your hearts and pockets (giggle) I will send you an extra special “thank you” pair of earrings for any $50 donation and a matching earring & necklace set for any $100 + donation. All jewelry is handcrafted by me. Simply provide an email address so that I can contact you. All donations are tax deductable. An Offline donation form is available as an option. Let me know if this is your preference.
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