I am participating and fundraising money for Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) so I can give back and say thank you for what they have done for my not only my family but what you continue to do for all of the families around Australia each year.
When my twin sister and I were 14 years old, my mum sat us down with the My Care Kit and explained to us that she had breast cancer. This was the last words we were expecting from our mum. As hard as it was hearing it, the care kit really helped us understand more about what was going on and that we weren’t alone during this hard time.
With no family history of breast cancer it was a massive shock to all of us. Our mum was diagnosed with hormone-receptor breast cancer which meant for her to have a one side mastectomy and about 6 weeks after that she started chemotherapy and radiation shortly after. This was a massive journey for not only my family but my mum. She never showed any weakness and always saw the positive about the situations she was put in, whether it was having laughs in the hospital rooms or cracking a little joke to lighten the situation from the scary word ‘cancer’. She showed us what a true warrior looks like.
Now 6 year later, my mum is breast cancer free and we could not have done it without BCNA.
All four of her kids, two grandkids and husband are all thankful that we still have her with us.
Our Mum, Our rock.