Saturday, September 7, 2013

A Painful Reminder

Not everyone is as fortunate as I was in their battles with cancer. This week brought another painful reminder as my mom's cousin, Mary, lost her battle with breast cancer. Mary was diagnosed with Stage IV triple negative breast cancer 8 weeks after I finished treatment and after 4 short months she is gone. Mary tried 4 different chemotherapy regimens during this time and although the last one seemed to be working, it was not meant to be. From the many stories my mother has told me Mary did not need cancer to teach her how to get the most out of life, she squeezed every ounce out of it and had since an early age. She will be missed.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry for your loss Sara. While I am of course partial to the name, Mary sounded like a wonderful woman and it's a good reminder to make the most of the everything. Please give your mom my condolences too and a hug from me.
    Going to hug you extra hard when you're here in less than a month!