Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Jennifer: Cancer hero

Jennifer was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28. Despite a recurrence in her bones, lungs and liver 3 years later, she hasn't let cancer keep her from doing the things she loves, or from trying new things.

“I have done more things in my life in the last 3 years then I did for the first 28 years. I have experienced life and done things that I always wanted to try. Some of the things I tried were photography, kayaking, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, hiking, snorkeling, singing, swing, Latin and ballroom dancing. I received my Reiki master, scuba diving certification, directed 2 plays, and I'm working toward my black belt in Kenpo (martial art). I have traveled more and have been to Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, and Paris among my favorites. I also returned to school for something I have wanted to do almost my whole life.”

Jennifer’s advice for others:
“You made it through the first time so that means you have the strength and determination to make it through again. Take one day at a time and still continue to live your life. Don't let this run your life, take control.”

"Cancer Heroes" are people with cancer who are continuing to live life in a way that inspires others.

1 comment:

Dennis Pyritz, RN said...

Great blog! and cancer heroes is a great idea. I have added you to my blogroll under breast cancer - Cancer Blog Links at www.beingcancer/net
Take care, Dennis