Tough times, stronger minds
I'm not sure if anyone will read this, but I thought I may as well write a lil something. It's been a pretty surreal couple of weeks. If you weren't aware, it was my mum who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Stage 3. Chemo for the next 6 months, surgery at some point, and radiation therapy at the end. Apart from the sadness, worry and infinite tears, my heart has never been so warm. It's really made me appreciate how beautiful and strong my mum is. She is the human form of sunshine. The last 6 days, she's been in hospital with febrile neutropaenia. Yesterday, she shaved her head. Anyone who knows my mum, knows she had the most amazing hair. Despite all this, she continues to be the shining light of positivity that we've always known her to be.
Our friends and family have also been so wonderful. No matter what, they're always so kind, understanding and supportive.
Raising near $1500 is a huge achievement! I can't thank you all enough. I know it's not me going through it but when I sit beside my mum as she's reading - and trying to comprehend - the pages and pages of information, taking the numerous drugs, experiencing the shitty side effects, it's all really scary. You never really know what it's like until it's right in front of you. So many people deal with this every fucking day. So the money we've raised, it's another step closer. Another step towards a cure.
Times are tough, but our minds are stronger. Especially mum's.
Breasts are the best
From 3-9 June, the National Breast Cancer Foundation is challenging the men and women of Australia to wear PINK in support of the thousands of mothers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, daughters and sons that have been – or will be – affected by breast cancer.
I'm going pink to raise awareness for breast cancer because it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia.
While going pink this June, I’m hoping to raise money for breast cancer research. If you're able, please donate to my page, no matter how big or small. Your contribution will help reach the foundation's ultimate goal: zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.