Cancer . . . the dreaded “C” word!
And for many a women the words “breast cancer” uttered by a doctor can be devastating. Read an anonymous letter, “Dear Breast Cancer,” by clicking here.
While we may have all known people who have fought this fight, there are just some of those special people who rise above during the fight.
Not only do they fight the days of chemo, they fight the silent words that run through their heads “what has happened, I’m not enough, I’m not whole.” Yet, with their heads held high they bang their drum, cry out, and rise above.
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I have such a friend. Once diagnosed there was no stopping her. She didn’t take the liberty to slow down or give in. She welcomed love ones around her and pursued.
Her journey has meant so much to me. I needed to see the example of one who would rise and “bang her drum” with such dignity. Her rallying cry stirred others to fight through their own struggles.
I know there were days when she didn’t feel good, yet would show up to love on others. She led with a smile and such heart. She was giving God the glory through the struggle, which inspired many others to rise and fight their battles.
Through the sick days, hospital days, work days, and being home days her light shined so bright. It was a brightness that beckoned all to stand strong. Her softly spoken words of “you can do this” and “you were made for more” still echo through my soul.
My friend fought her battle in community.
We might not have all had cancer, but we were a community helping her bang the drum to make a difference despite the fight.
She fought to survive, and that she did!
She fought to give God glory, and that she did!
She fought to inspire others, and that she did!
Oh how I’m thankful for my friend. I’m thankful for a tribe and community that brings hope and awareness to all, meet Warrior in Pink.
This October, Ford Warriors in Pink® has launched its first ever produced documentary, “Bang the Drum: Living Out Loud in the Face of Breast Cancer.” The film honors 11 men and women breast cancer survivors who have demonstrated strength and courage in their battle with its “Models of Courage” program. 2012 marks Ford Motor Company’s 18th year of support for the breast cancer cause. In that time, Ford has dedicated more than $115 million to the breast cancer cause.
You too can get involved in this tremendously worthy program! When you buy Ford Warriors in Pink apparel at http://www.warriorsinpink.ford.com/, 100 percent of the net proceeds go directly to support breast cancer awareness all year long.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ford Warriors in Pink. The opinions and text are all mine.
All 2012 Warriors in Pink wear and gear help fight breast cancer. Shop now at http://www.warriorsinpink.ford.com/.