My Cousin Survived Breast Cancer--Attitude is Everything | Miki's Hope

My Cousin Survived Breast Cancer--Attitude is Everything

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

My cousin, Sharon, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer about 1 1/2 years ago. Well I have to say from day one her attitude was marvelous! She was going to do what she had to do, go where she had to go and beat it. And nothing was going to get her down. She even went on a trip in between the radiation and the chemo sessions. Now this is the cousin who is always saying she wants to grow up to be like my Mom (Sharon is a couple of years older then I am, my Mom is a young 91!). She definitely did it--she is now cancer free and does not have to go back to get checked for another 6 months.

She was so up and positive about everything that the people at Beth Isreal actually have asked her to help other cancer patients-talk to them, etc. AND they asked her to speak at the "Get Pinkd" annual fund raiser in NYC for the Beth Israel Appel-Venet Comprehensive Breast Center.

Here she is speaking to the crowd!


From the "Get Pinkd" donation card: An incredible organization, the Beth Israel Appel-Venet Comprehensive Breast Center is one of the largest breast cancer programs in NYC and serves thousands of patients and their families. Proceeds from Get Pink'd support clinical trials and research in new surgical techniques, innovations in medical therapy and improvements in early detection of breast cancer.

Sharon's personal addition: Please consider donating today - no amount is too small. www.getpinkd.org. Thank you.

This link will take you to the event so don't get scared by the amounts shown up top! Really any donation is appreciated and if you scroll down there is a place to donate whatever amount you feel you can afford.




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38 comments :

pmarmer845@aol.com said...

You are right, Sharon's determination meant so much in her recovery. Her attitude is amazing. What a difference in the world today. 55 years ago my mom died of cancer. At that time the word was only spoken in hushed tones and treatments were not very effective at all.we have come a long way toward confronting cancer and beating it!

Frugal Mom and Wife said...

It just melts my heart the amount of love and support all these brave and strong women receive. I am so happy to hear that Sharon is cancer free. God Bless.

Masshole Mommy said...

You hit the nail on the head - attitude is a big part of getting well again. My nana is a survivor and she always said she wasn't going anywhere....and she didn't!

Heather King said...

That is so awesome that she had such a great attitude! My grandmother had breast cancer and beat it also!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Kudos to Sharon for beating this horrible thing called cancer and all the while being positive. I think being positive can help us in healing many things. People just need to stop the Poor Me!

JT and Amanda said...

I'm so glad she beat it!! I'm sure its hard to keep a good attitude when you're going through something as rough as cancer and the treatments.

Michelle H said...

What a ray of sunshine in hope! I think often about how I would be in a chronic situation like cancer and fear that I would be swallowed in my problems. It is good for the world to have positive people willing to share their stories.

Cindy Batchelor said...

Thanks for sharing this inspiring post with us! I have had two cousins beat other forms of cancer just in the last 2 years! I'm so glad that there are inspirational stories like these!

Casey Lindberg-Coghill said...

I have never heard of this organization but look forward to reading more about it. My mom is just finishing up radiation treatments after a tough year of battling breast cancer. I applaud your cousin for using her experience to save lives and raise awareness. I'm happy to hear that she is cancer-free!

Dawn Bedingfield said...

A positive mental attitude does help but sometimes the most positive person looses their battle.
I'm glad your cousin is a survivor.

Lexie Lane said...

You must be extremely proud. fighting cancer is such a big thing. I mean, imagine fighting for your life, while to others you could just be a number. It's great that we have moments to really support breast cancer awareness.

Jennifer Williams said...

Congrats to her for winning the fight. This is one of those causes that I share as often as I can and have raised quite a bit of funding for this year.

mail4rosey said...

How wonderful that she beat it, was positive doing it, and is now speaking about it too!! I love this post!

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz said...

I have a friend who is going through chemo right now and I am amazed by her strength, just like your cousin. What an inspiring story!

Tamara said...

How exciting for her. I am glad her determination was so strong. This is such an inspirational post thank you for letting us see this part of your family life.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

How fantastic for Sharon and I'm sure all of you as a family - good on her as well for getting out there and speaking about it :) x

becca said...

attitude is half the battle when fighting something this serious

Annemarie said...

It is always great to hear good news. So nice to pass on it gives so many people hope.

kristenione said...

Fantastic! What an inspirational family member you have there. Congrats to her on her journey to wellness!

Karen Dawkins said...

My mom, like Sharon, is an upbeat breast cancer survivor. Her attitude never dipped. She always believed she'd get well. Next week, I'm taking her on a cruise to celebrate her 70th birthday -- now 7 years cancer free. :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

What an inspiration and ray of hope she must be to others going through this. Fabulous!

Cynthia Landrie said...

Breast cancer seems to touch everyone. Your cousin is a great light and a great inspiration. Thanks for sharing this.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

I want to be like her too!
What an inspiration!
You are blessed truly blessed

Pam said...

Your cousin is such a wonderful inspiration. You are right-attitude is everything.

Megan Chamberlin said...

Very inspiring, and so glad to hear survival stories!!! She's clearly got the right attitude, and personality to inspire others!

Pam said...

Great cause to contribute to and I love the expression "Get Pinkd". I had never seen that before. Positive thoughts going out to your cousin.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

It's so important to educate women about the fact that early detection helps to save lives. I support any organization that promotes cancer advocacy since I am a six year Leukemia Survivor myself.

Growing Up Madison said...

I'm all up for donating. I currently do Susan G. Komen but any group that is for Breast Cancer awareness and looking for a cure I'm down with. Congrats to your cousin!

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

A lot of people who get sick often suck themselves into their own blackhole of wallow and pity, thus making their sickness get worse. I love how your sister stayed positive through everything.

Janeane Davis said...

It seems that breast cancer is becoming more popular in my world as friends, family members and associates are fighting the disease. I have noticed that most people I encounter with breast cancer have a victorious rather than victim attitude toward life.

lencilicious said...

I am so pleased with the attitude she shows during the time trials. I admire every woman who have courage to move on despite the condition.

LaKurdapyaz said...

Kudos to all survivor and to every women who have this condition. they're all brave!

Amanda McMahon said...

i hadn't heard of get pink'd before. i do think there needs to be more put into prevention

nova hedges said...

I always admire those people who have given the second chance esp on cancer not just breast cancer but those illness that you think it's your last day when you heard it. but their fighting for their life and for their family is just amazing, they shared their experiences to help other patient to be stronger when times like this and how to prevent them as well.

Katherine Bartlett said...

Determination is always what helps you overcome!

Fan R. said...

Your cousin is very strong to go through all those, my friend survived breast cancer too, but it was such a long journey. Out of work, financial problems and she was feeling so tired after all the treatments, medication was not cheap,so I am glad it is over, support of family and friends were very important.

Fan R @TeddyOutReady

AdinB said...

She is Pink Warrior, that is for sure! Isn't it amazing that an Attitude surely does make a huge difference in life. She is a warrior and a survivor. She looks stunning while speaking in front of the crowd. Congratulations to her!

K Davis said...

My sister is a breast cancer survivor, and it is so difficult. Support is key too, as well as attitude. Thanks for posting this.

 
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