Thankful for community

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. I was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago. Rob, my husband, and I have two boys (ages 15 and 13). We are very thankful for all the wonderful people who have helped keep the boys life “normal.” Thanks go to the teachers and staff at Lakewood High School and Lakewood Middle School. I appreciate the open communication lines and many ways teachers, coaches and staff helped. Teachers asked how they were doing. Coaches just let them be kids and staff that kept an eye on them. We even have a special thanks for the morning janitor.

We are very thankful for friends and neighbors who helped with transportation to sports, music and social events. I never had to worry about the boys getting home, because there was always someone there to give them a ride.

Thanks to those who sent food when I couldn’t cook. My boys appreciated the food.

Until there is a cure for breast cancer early detection is our best option. Please be aware.


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