Thankfully, not everyone who is touched by Breast Cancer passes away. The treatments can be brutal, but there are often full recoveries. Having talked to friends who have dealt with other deadly diseases, I know that any sense of normalcy can be a real God-send. That's where places like CureDiva come in. From their website:
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
My father's cousin died of breast cancer in her 40's. I only met her once, and while I know my Dad doesn't remember it, that experience has stuck in my head. Mostly, I remember her smile. It lit up the roomin a way that almost made it 10 times brighter. She spoke calmly about normal things- her role at church, her house, her kids, needing to cook dinner. To my young teenaged mind, that seemed an anomaly- why was someone, so close to dying so happy? Honestly, I still can't answer that for sure, but as I've thought about it through the years I've decided that it might have had something to do with her being at peace with it. Death was coming, no matter what, so she might as well accept it and make the most of life. That's something that I've tried to apply to my own life in every way I can.