Why the long break?

Leadership Summit and Lobby Day 2013
Lillian V. (left), Latina & Mary Helen (center) Sheila Jackson Lee Staff (right). September 2013.

Sometimes life happens and at some point you feel guilty and you try get back on track.  Since 2014, I’ve contributed still to volunteering with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN).  As I look back the one memory that I have of  someone, sweet Lillian Villarreal was an amazing woman who fought till the end of her life. The pain and anger has held me back from sharing so much.  She’s no longer with us God has called her home to be our Angel from heaven.  It was hard for all us but, we knew what could happen and what was going to happen.  Once the C-word comes around it most likely finds a way back again and again until it steals a life away from us.

The pain keeps you awake at night, worrying about your loved ones, and facing your own fear inside yourself of what if I’m next to be diagnosed a second time.  Emotions are high and anger is real, but you don’t give up. I won’t give up.  I here to fight another day.  At some point enough is enough and we need a cure and most of all need support from lawmakers to keep cancer priorities number one and not cut funding and programs which takes us too many steps backwards.

Author: Veteran vs. Breast Cancer

Diagnosed with breast cancer on active duty at the age of 29. My therapy and what has saved me is to become and advocate for those women who lost their fight.

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