Breast Cancer Brings Us Closer…A Moment With My Sister !


Back in 2008 my mom, who has been my best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. A month later it was my aunt who was diagnosed. It’s such a shock when you hear the word cancer for anyone but it hits you really hard when it’s to people you are very close to.

I remember hearing the words “I have cancer” come out of my moms mouth and dropping to the floor. What would this mean, what would happen? Through her diagnosis and treatment my mom showed what strength was. She continued to touch others with her faith and words. While I watched I was so encouraged to have a new level of faith. Ever since then I have wanted to do more to help raise awareness for not only cancer but other sickness and diseases as well. I want there to be a cure, so I started participating in the Relay for Life to help raise money, not just for breast cancer, but for all cancer.

Last year was my first year participating and I still remember one moment in particular from that night. I have two younger sisters (13 & 11) and as I took my turn to walk my lap I remember the younger of the two running up to me s sliding her arm into mine. At that moment I knew it was her way of silently saying “I want to help too, I want to help others find a way to stop cancer”. Even if she wasn’t saying the words her wanting to walk arm in arm with me, when there were so many other fun activities going on, just spoke so many words when none were spoken at all. Here is a photo that was snapped of this moment I later saw in our local paper:


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Toni is a professional lifestyle blogger living on the sunny Florida Gulf Coast. She has a passion for Disney, Travel, Fashion, Cooking, Tech, Family Fun Ideas, Reviews, Giveaways and loves being able to share that with her readers!

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