Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real is a story of HOPE that I continue to live. I can remember the day I was told, “YOU have breast cancer.”  I was paralyzed with fear. I sat in my living room and cried silent tears and started to pray. I am an educator at heart so the only practical next step…

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How Do You Tell Your Story?

I tell my story in many ways. This is how I began to tell my story.  I hope you are encouraged by my story. On December 26, 2008, my life changed forever.  I was 47 years old when I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.   I did not think this would ever happen to me. In all…

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I Am One in 15 Million!

Did you know that I am one in 15 million?  You may be one in 15 million, too. Yesterday, June 7, 2015, was National Cancer Survivors Day. I am grateful to be a survivor of the dreaded disease.  I had a moment of celebration. Nothing fancy. No family cookout or barbecue. In fact, I simply posted…

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A Tribute To My Mom

I dedicate this post as a tribute to my mom in celebration of Mother’s Day. She is my ROCK! She was there during my chemo and after my surgery and even before all of the medical stuff.  She raised two girls as a single mom during the time when child support wasn’t given much priority.…

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