Faces of Breast Cancer

Faces of Breast Cancer


Laura: Just minding my own business, doing
my work for the day, reached across, felt the pain… Jenny: Weird pains in my legs. KayMaree: A lump. Evelyn: A lump. Amy: Small tumor. Jenny: Lymph node tumor. Mary: …and I thought I had a bruise because
it hurt. And when I felt it, I felt a lump. So I just started researching again and came
up with Ellis Fischel. Keesha: My eight-year-old, she took it to
heart and was kind of really, really upset, not knowing if I was going to die. Laura: Seeing the pain in your kids’ eyes
is probably the hardest part Mary: Oh my God, if I die, they won’t remember me. Evelyn: I didn’t want my kids to kind of
take the weight of that. Holly: Mommy’s going to lose her hair. Amy: Is the radiation going to give you superpowers? Mary: In my mind, that’s what I was going to be. I was going to be a warrior. Jenny: I had to accept right away
that chemo was boss. Holly: …Mastectomy following the chemo. Laura: Double mastectomy. Evelyn: Surgeries after surgeries. Keesha: Seven surgeries. Amy: I felt like the care wasn’t just physical
care, it was emotional care too. Holly: …Nurse navigator came in… She told me I should be planning on watching
my kids graduate from high school. And that just, you know. It changed my thinking and made me think, you know, okay, I’m going to do this. Laura: Stay motivated, stay focused and just
keep your, keep moving forward Evelyn: Stay positive and give it all you got. Jenny: Always look for the silver lining… If you look for it, you’ll find it; and
it’ll carry you through that day. KayMaree: Life isn’t fair, but it’s still
good. Keesha: Life is good. Life is what you make it. Holly: I’m looking forward to many years ahead. Amy: I had cancer… Evelyn: Cancer. Mary: Cancer. KayMaree: Cancer. Holly: Cancer. Keesha: Cancer. Jenny: Cancer. Laura: Cancer. Amy: I had cancer, cancer never had me.

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