October 5, 2013
I had the awesome opportunity to walk the Komen Race in Houston. I joined a team of 5 Hanna High School Class of ’77 classmates walking in celebration of our friend’s victory over breast cancer. Myra has fought this battle and days before the race she had her first remission test and received the best news ever! I am so proud of her and she is an inspiration to me and all women. I am one of the lucky ones that has not had to deal with that horrible “C” word. I can only pray that I will not encounter this in my lifetime, but we just never know. It’s good to have close friends that will support you and hold your hand along this path.
Along the same lines, we were also celebrating my BFF’s decision to have a double mastectomy because she carries the gene. She has had some complications and it has taken a year for this process but it looks like she will soon be done! Don’t know what I would do if any of my BFFs weren’t here to….well to do what BFFs do!
The other celebration, although it isn’t a cancer story, is the story of my friend who has recently begun the battle to lose weight and be healthy. She has lost a lot of weight and has started an exercise routine and this walk was her first 5K. She was very excited and emotional.
I was amazed at the number of people that were participating and just how passionate they were about this event. I watched at the finish line as the survivors came across. I saw old women, young mothers carrying children, and really young ladies and realized that this horrible thing does not target a specific age group. It does not care. I’m really glad I did this!
Until next time,