Here’s To Survivors!
Good Enough Mother Survivor Stories 2013!
Hey y’all it’s time to celebrate! That’s right, it’s our 4th annual Good Enough Mother Survivor Stories!
As many of you know who follow me on social media know, this is a cause that is near and dear to me. I am the daughter of not one, but two breast cancer survivors; my father was diagnosed when I was a kid. He had a radical mastectomy when I was about 10 or so (he died several years later but not of breast cancer). My mother, Anne Syler, found her cancer on a mammogram; it was very small and very treatable. She’s now going on 16 years (!) cancer free; in fact, my mom was one of our first Survivor Stories subjects (you can read her story here).
A decade ago, I started having some real problems of my own and was ultimately diagnosed with Hyperplasia Atypia, a condition viewed by some as the stage before breast cancer. After a lot of research, thinking, talking and prayer, I opted to have a preventive mastectomy.
Each year, we dedicate the month of October to telling the stories of breast cancer survivors. Why? Because we want women (and men) to know that, with early detection, breast cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence. We are getting better at finding it earlier and treating it more effectively, thereby restoring people to their lives and loved ones.
When we started Survivor Stories 4 years ago, we had maybe 6 stories. The following year we had a few more. Last year we featured more than 40 men and women who had battled and beaten breast cancer.
This year? Well, we’re going to have more than 100 stories of survival!
Survivor Stories brought to you by..
Jackie Gailey And Alexis Trass Walker
And I just have to say thanks to two women who really are proving to be invaluable to Good Enough Mother (the woman and the brand). Jackie Gailey, our blog coordinator and Alexis Trass Walker have both been a sheer pleasure to work with as we manage this enormous, but fulfilling, undertaking. Ladies, thank you!
So dear readers, I do hope you’ll take a moment to check out the stories we’re presenting this month. Our goal is simple; we want to educate, celebrate and inspire. Oh, and we have a special Facebook page set up for Survivor Stories.. so come on over!
And if you know of someone who should be one of our Survivor Stories, it’s not too late; drop us a line here and we’ll send the questions out to them.
In the meantime, you can go HERE, to read all the stories!
Enjoy and here’s to good health!