It had been a long work day so we decided to head over to Flanigan’s for a drink and quick bite to eat. The first thing that caught my attention were the two breast cancer awareness bracelets she wore. I couldn’t take my eyes off them.
Her name was Terri, and she was our waitress for the night. Eventually I gave Terri a card to my blog and with that she began to share the story about her twin sister, who had also struggled with breast cancer. She also shared that they both made and sold the bracelets she was wearing as a way to give back and help other woman also struggling with breast cancer.
At the end of the night, she gave us each a bracelet and her sisters contact information. I couldn’t wait to learn more. In fact, a few days ago I contacted her sister and must say she was a complete joy to chat with. Her love for life and passion for raising awareness matched that of my own and surprisingly our stories were very similar. We’ve both had a lumpectomy followed by a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction.
While I have yet to meet her in person, I certainly look forward to it. I also look forward to one day being a part of their “Save Our Sister (SOS) team”. Each woman has their own story and within each story is the desire to live life to the fullest. http://teamsosmiami.net/team/members/
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, we all have a story, share it. I never thought mine was significant enough to share considering how blessed I’ve been to not have gone through some of the treatments others have gone through but in reality, every story is important, no if, and’s or but’s about it…