"If I've got to go through this...."
Friday, August 20, 2010
Good morning faithful followers! Today is a brighter day! I'm back in the swing of things and know that as Holly is laid to rest today, she'd want this project to move forward keeping her in our thoughts and knowing what a warrior she was!
I want you to meet a "light".... Channon M! She literally lights the room with her smile! Somehow it doesn't seem fair that a 26 year old should be facing breast cancer...but Channon doesn't let cancer define her, inhibit her or slow her down. She says, " I've got to go through this, so I might as well get something out of it. It's been an educational experience, not just for me, but for everyone around me. My co-workers have been absolutely amazing!" She brought a shirt that says, "I fight like a girl." And something about Channon tells me that she fights like someone who has a lot of life left in front of them! Someone fighting the battle of her life and that everything after this is downhill...she is a force to be reckoned with!
It always seems to be a common thread that runs through the lives of these women I meet... the support of family and friends is crucial to their survival. I'm convinced, if it weren't for my family and great friends, I wouldn't survive. They make me strive to be a better person.... I know these women are dependent on the people they love, that surround them to hold them up when they'd normally collapse under the weight of these devastating diagnoses. Her Mom knows full well the weight of bearing your children's pain... she'd would take this all on herself in a heartbeat if she could.... as we all as mothers' would rather bear the pain ourselves, rather than watch our children suffer. Channon's bright spirit and cheerful attitude have kept her going! She's anxious to get back to her job as a 911 dispatcher and is longing to get back onto her horse! "I have not been an easy case", Channon states, but it's my guess that her smile will make any Dr. want to get her back up on that horse as quickly as possible!
Labels: bald woman, bald women, Be Bold Feel Beautiful, breast cancer, breast cancer awareness, Non-profit, The Oldham Project
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