My paternal grandmother died before I was born from breast cancer. I had always wished I had gotten to meet her but metastatic breast cancer took that chance from me.
When I heard of Race for the Cure, I started participating and I’d wear the pink ribbons showing support in honor of my Grandma Small. I wanted to try and help prevent others from losing their grandmas.
In the fall of 2016 I was diagnosed with Stage 1A breast cancer. I have been in remission for almost 4 years. I’ve had aunts on my dad’s side with it as well. And I worry for my nieces.
Now the fight against breast cancer means even more. And funding research is so important. I don’t want anyone to go through breast cancer. I want it to be completely curable for all. Or a vaccine to prevent it. Research is vital.