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Bonus blog - Making Strides

Sunday, October 28, 2012

This is my sister, the survivor. She's always been a survivor. She survived being a breech baby in the 1950's. She survived other adversity between then and now. And she is a one year survivor of breast cancer.

A year ago, I walked this walk with her and our youngest sister. Our survivor was undergoing radiation therapy at the time, and could only do the short version of the walk. Today she walked brisk and strong, the entire 5K. I'm proud of my sis, and of every survivor and fighter against this nasty disease.

Every form of detection is a good one. Awareness and support has made it common for those who have their condition detected early to be long-term survivors. To everyone touched by this condition: be alert to it. Be on top of it. And fight it with every tool at your disposal. Take good care of you.

Because you have that worth I blogged about this morning... something that makes you a special gift to the world.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CONCHA77 10/30/2012 9:20AM

    GO PINK! Hugs to you and your sister.

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_LINDA 10/29/2012 11:19PM

    So very glad your sister is a survivor! May she continue to be cancer free! That is a fantastic photo of her!!
I have known too many who have succumbed to the dreaded disease. My Mom is a cancer survivor (but not of the breast) Cancer is a charity I will always support.

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JILLHARVEY 10/29/2012 3:17PM

    I was there yesterday!!! I walked the full 5K too!! Awesome experience!! Go survivor sis :)

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LINDAKAY228 10/29/2012 10:15AM

    Awesome! I'm so glad she is a survivor and was able to walk to strong and proud! Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

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NEW-CAZ 10/29/2012 3:53AM

    Brilliant news about your sister Barb! I am so happy for her, she is an inspiration!

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MRS.DOYLE 10/29/2012 2:12AM

    Brilliant news and very inspiring to the rest of us.

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MNTWINSGAL 10/28/2012 11:15PM

    Hugs to your sister, the survivor....and her sister, the supporter. WooHoo!

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DLDMIL 10/28/2012 10:10PM

    God Bless all the survivors, and the people who get out and support them. Thanks for posting and doing the run/walk emoticon

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KARIDIAN1 10/28/2012 9:41PM

    In January I will be a 5 year survivor! Early detection is so important. Congrats to your sister on being a survivor!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/28/2012 9:19PM

    emoticon HUGS to your sister. Thanks for sharing this with us.


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WORLDSERIES11 10/28/2012 9:14PM

    emoticon to your sister for surviving and to all of you for supporting the cause by walking!!
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MSLZZY 10/28/2012 8:58PM

    emoticon to your sister on being a survivor!
Being proactive and testing early is crucial. Be aware
of your body and do what you need to do. Hugs!

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LAURIE5658 10/28/2012 8:36PM

    How awesome!!!!!

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SLENDERELLA61 10/28/2012 8:00PM

    Love the new picture of you in your Son is a Soldier shirt! And thanks for sharing the story of your sister, the survivor! So glad to hear she's stronger this year. I know having you in her corner has to mean a lot. Take care. Love all your blogs!!

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WATERMELLEN 10/28/2012 7:02PM

    Thanks for supporting breast cancer survivors! We truly appreciate it, yes we do: and all the research which has arisen out of this support is what gives all of us hope.

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DNRAE1 10/28/2012 5:04PM

    Love the pics of you and your sister! Good sisters that are proud of each other! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 10/28/2012 4:35PM

    Awesome! So proud of and happy for your sister survivor! I think strength runs in your genes! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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    Ahhh, two peas in a pod!

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DOLLFACEDX 10/28/2012 4:31PM

    emoticon for your post.

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