Last Sunday Amanda and I walked the Susan G Koemen Race for the Cure. Over the years we’ve had friends and clients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. It wasn’t until several years ago that two of our close family friends began their breast cancer journey that we saw up close the personal side of cancer.
Becky just celebrated her two year anniversary of being cancer free. Her hair is back…. different but back. Her eyebrows may never return but that’s okay…. eyebrows are a small exchange for your life. Her then fiance – now husband attended her doctor appointments and was there through all the chemo treatments. Things you do when someone you love is fighting for their life. She’s a stronger person now having gone through this journey.
Kai did all the right things. In a preventive move she decided to have both breasts removed, she did the recommended course of treatment and then reconstruction surgery. Her family stood by her as well, going to her doctor appointments and chemo treatments, making sure she was in good spirits and comfortable. All was well until a year ago August when the cancer returned with a vengeance. In December, with her family by her side, Kai lost her fight. Her husband misses her desperately every day.
Last Sunday we walked with Becky to celebrate her life and we walked to remember the life Kai lost.