The first thought I have when I think of breast cancer is my grandma. Years ago before she passed away, I did a blog post and interviewed her for it. Little did I know at that time how much I would value all that she had to say. This is my story and how breast cancer has affected me.
When I was little I had no idea the story my grandmother was going through. My grandma was like none other. She had this incredible way about her that was strong, hard-working, go get em, happy and never did she slow down. If you knew my grandma just a little you may not have even known what she went through.
In 1978, my grandma Frazier was diagnosed with breast cancer. My grandma was one of the lucky ones. She never had to go through chemotherapy and never had to take medication. Her breast were removed and back then you didn’t get implants. I remember being a young girl asking her why she carried the chillets in her bra. She was always open and honest with me about her experience.
When I did the interview for the blog post back in 2014, I asked her about my grandpa and how he was affected by it. She said he never left her side and he was precious. Even as I write these words, I have a hard time holding back the tears. My grandma and grandpa had a special relationship.
The theme for my wedding was “sweethearts forever.” This is what my grandma would always say about her and my grandpa.
I’m so thankful for the moments I got to spend with my grandma. I’m so thankful that God allowed us to have time with her.
In my future, I plan to prepare Navy with all the knowledge I possibly can on this subject. Susan G. Komen is a great organization that can help me, you and anybody else who needs help or information on breast cancer. One way I plan to protect Navy is by getting mammograms at the recommended age. It’s about being here for my daughter.
There are about 15 different types of breast cancer. One and eight women will develop breast cancer. This is a staggering statistic. The fight is never really over. We can all join together by getting involved with Susan G. Komen in the, fight against breast cancer. Joining together is the only way we can fight this.
Here are some ways in which Susan G Komen is helping fight the battle:
Advocacy – they work hard on making sure every voice is heard amongst policy makers.
Research – they aggressively work to discover new treatments and improve the lives of patients.
Education – they provide fact based information that is empowering.
Treatment assistance- Susan G Komen ensures that all people across the board have opportunity for quality screening. If you have any questions you can call (877) GO KOMEN. This is also a great place to get the latest and updated information on breast cancer.
Support – this is a community that unites and supports everyone who has been affected by breast cancer.
I know I’m not the only one affected by this. Who is your “one”?
Please visit www.komen.org/yourone to share who your one is.
Thank you to Susan G. Komen for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.