The other day I was watching a news story about a mother and daughter who I found so inspiring. After hearing their story I knew I had to share it with all of you. The daughter is in her mid-twenties and going to the doctor for a regular visit her doctor told her that she had a lump that needed to be further examined.
After running more test her doctor informed her that she had the early stages of breast cancer. She said in the interview that she didn’t think it could happen to her because she’s so young and breast cancer never crossed her mind. Shortly after learning her diagnosis she found out that her mom was also diagnosed with breast cancer.
I couldn’t imagine the thoughts and emotions that she had to deal with thinking about her diagnosis and her mom’s at the same time. No one would blame her for being anger, scared, stressed, doubtful, of feeling hopeless. Those are all typical emotions to have when facing something of this nature. However, the daughter and her mom didn’t take this approach when they looked at their cancer.
Instead they saw it as an opportunity to fight their cancer diagnosis together and were determined to win. They support one another through their chemotherapy treatments, pray with one another, and the do it all in a positive outlook. They don’t deny that it’s been a tough road or that they haven’t faced discouraging at time, but they are determined that they are going to come out of this better off and together.
What I took away from hearing their story and so many other stories from breast cancer survivors is that they never lose hope in the ability to win their fight. It’s not an easy battle and it’s a long road, I’ve seen my own grandmother go through it and I know that chemotherapy is taxing on everyone that faces it. It takes strong women and men to go through this and their strength is unmatched.
The take away from all of this is the strength and mindset of those that face cancer because they don’t give up or surrender based on it being hard or something they don’t want to deal with. They stand up to it and they fight not only for themselves but also their family and friends. Their will to fight is an inspiration to me and I pray fro that the mother and daughter who are battling cancer will not only win their fight but come out stronger and closer to one another than ever before.