2018 Thanksgiving

On the 4th Thanksgiving since my cancer diagnosis:

I am thankful to still be alive to celebrate with my family and friends.

I am thankful to receive so many prayers, messages, and letters of encouragement and donations for my medical expenses.

I am thankful for my medical team who help me to live pain free and dance.

I am thankful for the research scientists who developed the treatments that made this possible.

I am thankful for charities like Dancers Care Foundation and METAvivor Research and Support Inc. that fund cancer research and the generosity of their donors.

I am thankful to re-connect with people from my past and to make many new friends.

I am thankful for the writers, reporters and bloggers who shared my story and helped to make people aware that metastatic breast cancer can strike even very young women who follow a healthy lifestyle.

I am thankful to have met many extraordinary women with metastatic breast cancer who inspire me and for those who have passed away but whom I will never forget: Champagne Joy, Doris Ann Price, Toni Feller, Ronda Reichert, and Beth Caldwell.

Photo by Beau Pearson Photography

 

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