For my #31daysoflove I will be wearing pink and posting a picture of what I am wearing. I will also be tagging several breast cancer survivor friends and saying a few words about each of them. I would like you to see, what I see, about these women.
June Steelman – a woman I have known for many many years – way before breast cancer. She was diagnosed a year or two after I was and she was so strong through her chemo and surgeries. I remember talking to her and being really worried about her hair falling out and she just tossed any of those worries aside and said that didn’t bother her at all. Phew, was I in awe of THAT! She walked with us last year but this year decided to take a beach trip instead. I don’t blame her a bit for that. She is such a strong and positive woman and I am so proud of her.
Kathy Hayes – I met Kathy last year at a fundraiser and she had just had some type of breast cancer surgery…and there she was moving about like nobody’s business. When she got ready to leave she admitted she was tired and told me about the recent surgery and I thought “what? I would be home in bed!”….Kathy has taken time out of her busy life to encourage me in things that I do for other breast cancer survivors and encourages me to keep going and keep fighting for others. She is such a delightful woman – I wished we lived closer to each other so we could have dinner once in a while. She is a treasure.
Tricia Curtis – I met Tricia a few years ago at the young survivor group and she has always been so sweet to me. I didn’t know her during her breast cancer battle, but it’s nice to see that she has put breast cancer in her rearview mirror and she is busy with her family. She is positive and encouraging to many women that come through the young survivor group and we all know how I love women who help others along. I remember a funny moment with Tricia at lunch one day – she mentioned how odd it was that she knew all about me (because she reads my blog) and that I hardly knew her at all. She asked if that was weird for me. I laughed and said I hadn’t really ever thought of that. But it is kind of funky…I know enough about her to say that she is totally precious and one strong woman.
Me – having awesome survivor friends? YUP – I am the luckiest girl ever!