How Breast Cancer Has Affected My Life | ACS Nationwide Breast Cancer Walk



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Breast Cancer is life changing, and has effected so many women around the world. My grandmother fought and won her battle with Breast Cancer, and it not only changed her life but my life as well. This is something that sits in the back of my mind, each year praying that I will never have to battle the same fight.

This year, Breast Cancer has not found me, but has found the lives of two very loving people in my life. One of them being my children’s speech therapist.

Cari came into our lives when Andrew was two years old, she was sent to us through the early intervention program to help him with his speech. I watched Cari connect with my children on a level that I can’t even begin to tell you. She helped my son grow and not only with his speech, but as a person.

Recently, my 2 year old little girl, Andrea, was evaluated for Speech Therapy as well. Even through Cancer treatment, Cari is coming to our home to help my baby with her speech. She is truly a fighter!

Cari has grown and connected with our family, and many other families in the community. We love her and she is near and dear to our hearts.

Here is a video of Cari working with Andrew when he was little

Cari is still fighting her fight, and as she says “I’m fighting like a girl!”. She has battled a long summer of chemotherapy and next week she will be taking her next step into surgery. I’m so proud of the strength that she has shown and I will be there standing on the sidelines through the end of this fight to cheer her on.


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The American Cancer Society is working hard to fight breast cancer with their Making Strides Initiative. This nationwide breast cancer walk is striving to support those that have been affected, empower others, and cheer on survivors, all while fighting to end this disease.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the American Cancer Society’s nationwide series of walking events to raise funds and awareness to end breast cancer.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by the American Cancer Society (ACS) via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the American Cancer Society (ACS).


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