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Loving a Dying Friend

Tuesday, March 18 2014 @ 12:11 PM Eastern Standard Time
I started a journey in June 2010.  If I had been given any foreknowledge of the outcome, I may have chosen differently. However, hindsight is golden. I wouldn't trade the months between June 2010 and March 2011. If I had, I would have missed one amazing journey with one of the people I loved most in the world. I met my friend, Jennifer, through the activities of...

Sarah Merchant

Wednesday, October 09 2013 @ 01:17 PM Eastern Standard Time
I was 28 years old, only a few years after I graduated from college. I had a beautiful son and a great career. It was then that I noticed a ping pong sized lump in my left breast. I waited a week before I went to the doctors, thinking I had just banged into something and that it would heal on its own. When I did go to the doctors they said I was much too young for breast cancer and that it was most likely a cyst, but they sent me to the...

Rose growing in Mud

Sunday, September 15 2013 @ 03:53 PM Eastern Standard Time

 I was diagnosed May 08, 2013 over the phone no less. I was in shock and really hoping to be in the 80%. She said I had invasive ductal carcinoma. A few weeks earliar i had shared with coworkers my concern to finding a lump in my breast. It had been there for a while but i had been distracted by back issues i had been having for 3 years. Physical therapy, chiropractic visits 2-3 times per week, neuromuscular therapy...

Selling Hair for a Cause and a Cure

Wednesday, July 24 2013 @ 02:29 AM Eastern Standard Time
Hi my name is Karen and I am the Founder of Quality Virgin Hair. At Quality Virgin Hair I not only sell foreign hair extensions but I specialize in wigs for cancer patients. From the very first time I donated one of our wigs to this beautiful lady who is now a proud cancer survivor, the smile on her face along with the look in her eyes and not to mention the enormous hug she gave me, I then knew at that very moment that this has changed...

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