As a breast cancer survivor and a parent who cared for child in long term medical care, I enjoy spending time with other survivors and caregivers. Not only is it empowering to share stories, but I learn so much from other's perspectives on the journey to recovery. Just this week, my friend Michelle and I shared a cup of coffee and compared war stories of our experiences with breast cancer, as well as being moms during our children's serious medical crises.
Michelle is an uplifting soul that doesn't have a single thread of "Why me?" in her bones. She has also tackled some pretty tough stuff and done so with the spirit of a warrior. I so greatly admire her strength and resolve. I always walk away from our conversations with a renewed will to be better.