Registered: October 2008 Location: Lancaster, CA Posts: 9,116
This is made using the wonderful charity kit "Courage, Hope and Strength" by Trixie Scraps. She'll be donating 50% of the proceeds to the Susan G. Koman Foundation...an awesome thing to do!!!
This is my friend April...
Journaling reads: The week April turned 40, she was talked into getting a mammogram. Yes, someone at work had heard of her family history and talked her into going. They found a tumor, several centimeters large, making it Stage 3. She had 2 lumpectomies and finally a mastectomy. After several weeks of chemotherapy and a very positive attitude, she thought she had won and was awaiting her 5 years of remission. She didn't even make 2 years. It came back with a vengeance, attacking her lungs. She's now fighting, going through radiation and still remaining positive. April is the face of cancer, of courage, strength and hope.
Template: Tuesday Template 10/26/10 - WM Squared
Font: Joe Hand 2 and Pea Hart
Registered: January 2009 Location: Tampa, Florida for the past 8 years Posts: 6,254
Fri October 29, 2010 1:07pm
Thank god someone talked her into going...but what a terrible time she's going thru now...hope all goes well. Love the use of all the pinks...and wonderful photos of her!
holly0817 This place matters to me!
Registered: March 2009 Posts: 425
Fri October 29, 2010 2:49pm
Ugh, I can't even focus on your layout and design... my heart is broken reading about April. She will be in my prayers. Great job telling her story.
lightmistress I probably spend too much time here!
Registered: April 2010 Location: Italy Posts: 1,808
Thu November 4, 2010 9:08pm
As Holly said, I can't imagine to say anything about the layout itself because my heart is broken by the story. I had a similar fact happening to my boss at work, who was also a family friend. She fought the first one, and after 5 years a new one came in and she didn't win her second battle unfortunately. I am sending some positive vibes to April, and maybe you can pass them on to her with a hug.
Registered: August 2010 Location: Brazilian in London, UK Posts: 960
Mon November 15, 2010 6:19pm
this is amazing in every sense. Gorgeously composed page of course, beautiful, but is also amzing in the sense that will probably help ithers to realize that is so impirtant to get checked early, especially with family history.
I have been through something similar in the beginning of this year...in 2006 they took away a lump from my left breast, and none called me back. When I asked for a mammogram a year later, they told me only after 50 (I was only 48 then) could I have one (UK's National Health Service being free for all make s it all a budget thing) this year in february I found a lump...and even though everything is kinda fine now, I dont wish on anyone what I went through..
this page is a beautiful tribute to your friend, and I hope more women think about getting tested more often