Oldham woman are not only Bold and Beautiful, but BRAVE to the end...
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Cancer sucks. It just plain sucks. It continues to take the lives of young and vital and incredible people every day... and for Oldham, it's taken another.
Kathy Naseman of Portland, MI passed on June 2, 2012. She is an 'alumni' of the 2010 group of Bold and Beautiful women, coming to the studio with her son Nick. At age 42, she hadn't begun to live the best years of her life. Taken from her only child, her young son, much too soon, she fought a valient battle with Breast Cancer for 5 years. Originally diagnosed with the cancer in 2007, she was then given the diagnosis of metastatic bone cancer in 2009. When I saw her in 2010, she was in the midst of more rounds of chemo, but the cancer was rapidly progressing. She knew that she was pretty sick and that the odds of her beating this were probably pretty slim. Her message to other women was to "make sure you get your annual check up and do your monthly self exams... you always think it won't happen to you."
Her son Nick told me today that at the beginning of this year, she was told that the cancer had spread to her bone marrow and her brain. But wanting to save her family from the heart-ache and worry, she told no one and kept this news to herself. Hospitalized this past week, she slipped into a coma on Saturday and peacefully passed into Heaven the same day. Her family called last night to ask permission to share about The Oldham Project and our mission. Kathy felt that these pictures were so very important to her and her family.... and even more important now that she is gone.
Memorial services will be held in Portland, MI this coming Saturday.
What we do IS important. Just ask Nick and her sister Connie.
Labels: #bebold, bald woman, bald women, Be Bold Feel Beautiful, breast cancer, breast cancer awareness, cancer, susan g. komen, Terri Shaver, The Oldham Project
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