July 1956 - Sept 2011
You know what? I wish I didn't have to write this. I wish I didn't have a breast cancer story to share but no, I've got one and I'm not happy about it. Losing someone to death is always devastating. More so when it happened twice in a row. After losing my step-father to death, just a month after that, we lost Val to breast cancer. Though her passing was a display of strong faith and courage, no one can deny the agony of losing someone. I wish there was a way that her death could have been prevented...o one deserve to die this way, or to lose their mother this way...
Mother like Val.
Val faced death like a true warrior. Weeks leading to her death, she took the time to plan for her funeral. She selected the songs to be sung, the quotes and bible verses to be read and how the entire program for her service should be. She bravely prepared her children with her inevitable death. She was a real champion even in death. But still, her passing gripped us with deep sadness. She will be sorely missed.
And this year, though we are devastated that it is no longer in honor of Val but rather in her memory, my husband has yet again, for the 4th year, volunteered to crew and raise money for Avon Walk for Breast Cancer with a hope that in his own little way will help further the research to find the cure for breast cancer and eradicate the death of many Vals' all over the world and prevent breast cancer from STEALING MOTHERS AWAY from their children! It's NOT FAIR!
The fight with breast cancer has surely become downright personal to us. And in Val's Memory and for those suffering right now, we ask for your support. Our goal for this year is to raise $2000. Please help us reach it and be a part of our personal fight with breast cancer! In it to End it!
Though we can't give anything to you in return, we hope you would accept our sincerest Thank you!
Fight with us!