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One Year Later

I can't believe it's been exactly one year since I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The journey was slooowwww but yet fast, all at the same time, and so much has transpired.

So, you may be wondering why I stopped sharing about my journey.... Well, despite the fact that I felt like crap, "life" continued to happen, and I had another massive family crisis that took precedence (as if I didn't have enough on my plate) during this time. When it rains, it pours and it was dumping hard.

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With the little energy that I had, my focus had to go there, so writing went on the back burner. I was too physically and emotionally spent to do anything else but just survive each day. I'll share that story, too, but for now, I'll finish this one first - the next one may be longer.

Exactly one year ago, I was at the Walk with Sally - White Lights White Nights event in Manhattan Beach - a non-profit committed to providing comfort to children debilitated by the emotional experience of living with or losing a parent to cancer. I remember standing in the audience, listening to the stories of children who had lost parents from cancer and waiting for my own diagnosis in the coming days.

Fast forward, a year later, I recently attended the Walk with Sally fundraiser again and celebrated my birthday - happy to be back to full health but with renewed vigor and focus on the important things in life.

I'm blessed to have family, friends, and church who supported me from start to finish and this story is dedicated to all those who helped me get through one of the most challenging times in my life.