Tomorrow, Dec 22 I will be on fox 25 evening news. I was approached by FOX25 and that they wanted to do an exclusive on me and my story. At first I was reluctant to share any of this and welcomed a retreat into my own little sad world of cancer and pregnancy. But really, where would that have gotten me? And that got old real quick! Since I am a Chatty Cathy by nature it felt good to talk to people about what was happening to me. Then my sweetbabysourcancer.com was born. It was a great outlet for me and another avenue to reach women in a similar situation.
I have met so many women from all over the world through sharing. These are strong, powerful, courageous women who never would be in my life if I hadn’t been as vocal and upfront as I have been about my journey. I guess it’s just one of those “perks” if you will about having cancer. We are all part of a the cancer club now- a club no one wants to be in but once your in it, we are all in it together.
My goal through this is to continue to reach other women, be a help to them. Answer any questions or just listen. There is nothing that can ever prepare you for hearing the three dreaded words “you have cancer”. But, if there is anything I can do after those words are spoken to make the rest of their journey different or more positive- sign me up or in this case- put me on tv! It’s just another way I am beating cancer. I look at my diagnosis not as cancer or a torchure sentence but as an opportunity. A chance to do things that not everyone gets to do. So, I get another 5 minutes or more like 85 seconds of fame on Fox25 evening news.
What do I want to say to woman out there who are struggling? I saw this on FB and I have tried to stick by it… Remember you are stronger than you think, braver then your feel and more loved than you know. Fight like a girl! 💗
I just want to say a little something about the reporter who interviewed me, Heather Hegedus. She was a genuine kind hearted person and I knew there was something different about her. The interview was so caring and I could tell it came from the heart. She helped me with Cora all through the interview even when the cameras weren’t on. I had told Heather that I had to make a choice about a mastectomy. A few days afterwards I got a text from her that was inviting me out to dinner. She went through the trouble to set up a dinner with her and one of her friends/co-workers who had gone through breast cancer last year and had a mastectomy. All so I could talk with her friend and ask her any questions I had. Who does something so thoughtful like that? We went out to dinner and had a great time. Again, that cancer club bond was present. But for Heather, the sincerity and kindness I found in her is unique and possible a rarity these days and shouldn’t go unnoticed. Thank you Heather!