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Monday, October 12, 2015

Fight Like a Girl

     What do you think of when you hear the word warrior? Perhaps someone who fights in battles/war? But there are other kinds of warriors out there. Those who beyond all obstacles still manage to be successful. A person of courage and perseverance. 

     When the enemy is cancer it takes a warrior. Because it isn't a fight that is over quickly. It takes staying power, the will to keep going when you'd rather give up. The obstacles that must be over come can be daunting. So you can only applaud those who fight their way through and come out the other side cancer free. 

     I don't imagine there are too many people out there who haven't been touched by cancer; either themselves, a family member or a friend. There are of course many types of cancer. This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So it's a good time to remind women to do self breast exams. If your not sure how, check out this web site, feelyourboobies.com. Also have mammograms when indicated. Take a look at this web site for the latest recommendations, webmd.com

      I raise my glass and toast all those women you have fought like a girl and conquered the enemy. Those who have dug deep to find their inner warrior. To two of my cousins who are breast cancer survivors. And especially to our daughter-in-law Kristin, who is an inspiration for her courage and fortitude. She is finally getting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. She isn't just a survivor she is an advocate also.
    Kristin is featured in a news segment about a program here in Wyoming to help with breast cancer recovery. View the video here: The healing power of fly fishing.

A thought to ponder: "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face."
                                                                                Eleanor Roosevelt

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  1. What a great tribute to the warriors who have fought the cancer beast. I have a few very dear to me warriors, also. Friendly reminders on regular check-ups are very important. :)

  2. I also have some ladies close to me going thru this. Very good post. None of us are immune to this