Thursday, June 10, 2010


A friends daughter’s mother in law passed away today – she was diagnosed with breast cancer barely a year ago.

We hear the statistics all of the time: 1 in 9 diagnosed, 80% survival. It can be very easy to forget that our mothers, daughters, aunts, nieces, grandmothers, granddaughter, friends ... are behind the statistics.

You know who that '1' (of 9) is. You love someone who is in the 20% and did not beat cancer.

Live your life with passion today, tomorrow, everyday - for Julie, all you have lost, those still fighting, everyone left behind and yourself.


Doreen Mwenya-Grant said...

I couldnt agree more. Behind those numbers are humanbeings - and in Zambia were I was born, those numbers are the exact opposite - Its 20% survival rates...80% of women diagnosed with cancer die within 5 years of their diagnosis. For us its 8 deaths to 2 survivals. Its painful and disheartening but we will continue fighting until breast cancer cannot destroy our families!

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