Facebook post from Sunday:

I’m stepping on my soapbox. Every October we are reminded to remember and support breast cancer awareness. I see pink ribbons everywhere. The NFL game we are watching right now all the players have pink socks, shoes, gloves etc on. Even on NASCAR today the cars all had pink on them. It is a very impressive sign of support. My grandmother died from breast cancer and I had a long time friend from high school fight breast cancer this year. But this year I also had a father die from brain cancer, a friend’s father die from blood cancer, a friend die from leukemia, and a friend right now whose mother is dying from lung cancer. Please please don’t forget the other cancers that devastate families. Support all cancer research and prevention all year round.



4 thoughts on “Awareness

  1. Thank you Heather! I had only known about breast cancer month and pink ribbons due to my mother suffering (and beating) breast cancer. Not until my father was diagnosed with the GBM monster did I know there are so many! I’m glad to read that you are doing better. It’s nice to see the story turnaround… It gives me hope that things will eventually look up. My father is declining rapidly and all I hope at this point is for him to see 12/9 which is his 62nd birthday… And dare I be greedy and hope for one last Christmas too….

    • I just wanted to update that my Dad is make it his birthday on December 9th and I can truly say it was a wonderful night. It was the last night he was concuious and actually had as much fun as you can from a hospital. Less that 6 hours later did he take a turn for the worse. He held on and fought until 12/22 when he left us at 2:02am. I can honestly say my last memory of him was a wonderful one. Thank you Heather for writing this blog, I feel you are I’m some ways my sister through all of this. Please keep up the good work and progress that you are making through your own journey. Just know that you are helping others along your way ❤

  2. I am so sorry Jen on the loss of your father. What a wonderful memory you have of those last hours. You were there with him. He knew you loved him. That keeps me going, the fact that I know without a doubt my dad knew how much he meant to me. The next few weeks are going to be a struggle as you put the pieces back together, which they will never fit the same because one is gone. Be kind to yourself. Let yourself feel all the emotions, anger, sadness, depression, but also relief that it is over and he is at peace now. People will say some pretty stupid stuff during this time trying to comfort you. Just smile and say thank you. They have your best interests in mind. One thing I want to say that kind of falls under the stupid things people say but this is actually true, you just might not want to even think about it right now. It does get better. I promise you that this overwhelming suffucating feeling of grief you have right now doesn’t stay with you forever. It lessens. I’m always here to listen if you need to talk. Much peace and comfort to your family.

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