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This time Susan G. Komen for the Cure has gone too far. In their quest for donations, Komen has agreed to a partnership with Baker Hughes, a fracking company. Along with a $100,000 donation to Komen, Baker Hughes is distributing pink drill bits to their fracking sites. Fracking is a toxic practice.
Call on Komen to end their partnership!
Facing My Death
In November of 2012, in the midst of a brutal divorce. I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I went through three surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. This has been the most challenging two years of my life, I have felt the most heart-wrenching lows, but I have ironically also had moments that were pure joy...
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I Will Face Cancer Head-On!
I'm supposed to be planning my wedding, but we are taking one day at a time. I have an awesome support group, and my biggest supporters are my fiance and my three kids!
In all aspects of life, we need to have a great support system. We may need support to help lose the extra weight left over from pregnancy (even if it was 10 years ago), to exercise, or to help us through a difficult time in our lives. For me, there are a few close family and friends I know I can always count on. They are the ones that when something arises, they say, "This is what I am doing for you," without any asking on my part. Those friends and family are the support a girl needs.
I cannot begin to explain the importance of such an amazing group of people standing behind you and the roles they play in your life. But, I'm going to try my best.
First, you have your immediate family. Your family is there to love you as best they can. There is no way they would want to let you fight this alone. Being diagnosed with cancer is not only scary for you, but for those closest to you as well. We need to keep in mind their fragile state. It's not a focus, but sometimes they need some extra support themselves...