If you know me, you probably know my story.
When I was 12 in 2001, my mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. She faced what most face when going through treatment – hair loss, constant fatigue, and pain. Being so young, to say it was hard to watch my mom go through it all would be an understatement. Although it felt like everything around me was changing, one thing always stayed exactly the same. My mom was still my mom. She still kissed me goodnight and made sure me and my brothers were okay. She fought one strong, courageous battle for two and a half years and on her birthday in 2003, the battle was over and she was able to rest with no pain.
Seven years later, I miss her every day. And this year, I’ve decided to put more effort than ever into the cause. I didn’t have a chance to have my mom around for some of the most important parts of my life so far. I want to change that for everyone else. I want every 14 year old girl to have their mom; the way it’s supposed to be.
I’ll be working with Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, and will post as much as I can.
My goal: For every day in October (breast cancer awareness month) I will wear pink. A shirt, a skirt, a headband, or all at once – there will be some kind, some shade of the color in my outfit. I will post pictures, videos, anything and keep you posted throughout the month.
For those of you who don’t know me, it’s good to meet you. You’ll get to know more about me as the month goes on. I hope you’ll follow, and help spread the word.