Skip navigation

no spam, unsubscribe anytime.
Skip navigation

My mother and her sister both had mastectomies in their 50's. They both continued to get regular check ups. When my mom was in her late 70's she made a comment that if she ever were to get cancer in the other breast she would let it run its' course because she had lived a wonderful life. At that point I knew there was something she was not telling me.

Not only did she have breast cancer but it had spread throughout her body. They ran all types of tests and sent her to numerous doctors. When it became so painful that she could take no more she asked the oncologist to refer her to the hospice.

From her diagnosis to her passing 6 months later, my 86 year old aunt, Guardian Angel #1, moved from her home and in with my mother to help care for her. She was a pillar of strength- cooking, cleaning, reading to my mother. So many friends and family offered to relieve her but her response was the same "she is my sister, I can not leave her."

In addition to my aunt, when my mother told her friend about her illness her friend asked what she could do. My mother told her a visit from time to time would be wonderful. Well, her friend, Guardian Angel #2, never missed a day.

The Hospice of the Valley was the third guardian angel. They were so kind.

Words can not express how grateful I am to all of the wonderful people in my mothers life. My life is much richer because of them.

Kathi Farmer
Gilroy, CA

Read other stories!

Love our Stories of Hope?

You can purchase 100 Inspiring Stories From The Breast Cancer Site for your Kindle. Makes a great gift too!

The Breast Cancer Site Home Page

Your click on the "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button helps fund free mammograms for women in need — low-income, inner-city and minority women whose awareness of breast cancer and opportunity for help is often limited. Your click is paid for by site sponsors, and mammogram funding is provided to clinics throughout the U.S. through grants distributed by With a simple, daily click of the pink "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button at The Breast Cancer Site, visitors help to provide free mammograms for women in need. Visitors pay nothing. In addition to clicking the pink "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button, visitors can help more by shopping in The Breast Cancer Site store. With each item purchased, shoppers generate funds that provide free mammograms for women in need.

Garden Friends Clogs
Share this page and help fund mammograms: