Road to Recovery {My Breast Cancer Journey}

It is no secret a Breast Cancer cure is near to my heart because of the journey I have been on. {You can read more about my journey HERE.}

Having been in remission for over a year and feeling much more energetic physically, emotionally and mentally, I wanted to find a way to give back to others on their cancer journey because of the blessed life I have been given.

I am so excited to share my new volunteer opportunity as a Road to Recovery driver for American Cancer Society!

A Road to Recovery driver transports chemotherapy patients to their treatment and doctor appointments. I can choose as many drives as I want per week.

So far, I have driven the same patient two Wednesdays for two weeks. I can’t reveal specifics about the patient, but she is Stage 4 breast cancer. She told me how thankful she is that I give her a ride to treatment.

Truthfully, I am the one who is thankful. Thankful and grateful for the opportunity to give back. Grateful that I am equipped to share my story and to help someone in need. Not for one day do I take for granted my beautiful life.

Speaking of giving back, I was invited to share my story at a soccer game a few weeks ago for Cancer Awareness Night sponsored by the American Cancer Society. I was introduced on the field with several other cancer survivors. I was honored to be able to share my Breast Cancer testimony with so many.

One of the things I spoke about so adamantly is “Being your own advocate”. If I had not insisted that my doctor order further tests for the lump in my breast, I may not be here today to share my story.

It was an easy decision for me to volunteer for the American Cancer Society.

My first interaction with American Cancer Society was when I was first diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2016. After my doctor appointment, I received a call from a sweet volunteer who offered to send me information about the many resources available to me for free. She mailed a package with a lot of free information regarding wigs, local groups and support centers.

Last week, I was asked by the American Cancer Society to be interviewed for our local newspaper. I am excited every chance I get to share my story with others and to offer encouragement.

If you or a family member or a friend need encouragement or have questions, please contact me. You are not alone.!

I am not affiliated with the American Cancer Society other than being a volunteer. If you would like to donate, the link is provided below.

A great organization my husband and I support .

DONATE HERE

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