I didn't know how difficult this would be on me. I've done it before and embraced it with a smile and strength. This time was nothing like before. This time, I was told that this disease would rip me from the arms of my children and husband.
Increased volunteer participation in trials offers patients access to cutting-edge treatments and contributes to the development of better treatments to prolong life and eventually drive those cancers into remission.
Since I have been allowed this extra time my passion is now helping others who have just been diagnosed with cancer. Nine years later I hope to continue to make a difference. I am so blessed and grateful. I have put my puzzle all together and now I can put it to rest.
Please remember Oct. 13 throughout year. Those of us who suffer with Stage IV breast cancer want others to become aware of our disease. In so doing, we may not have to wait another 40 years before finding a cure.