Everyone understands the idea of comfort food, but Cheryl Caudill may be especially close to the idea. The small town Texas native, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, fondly remembers how her cousin, Jatonne, would bring her "chicken and dumplings" after each of her surgeries, according to the Weatherford Democrat.
Surprisingly, Jatonne was battling the same disease. And when she passed away in late 2008, Caudill decided to keep her memory alive with a cookbook.
"I want to get people who have been affected by breast cancer to give me their recipes with a story," she told the news outlet.
Cheryl, who is now cancer-free, maintains the website 3 Chilies and a Bean, which boasts over 150 of her own recipes and 50 from other people. She plans to turn the collection into a published book and hopes to raise money and awareness for breast cancer along the way.
"I want to give something back to all the women who have struggled," she told the news source.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lives.