Late last year my sister Diane was diagnosed with Stage 2A breast cancer. While I was recovering from surgery of my own my sister was having a double mastectomy.
Thankfully she is going to be okay. She still has 6 more weeks of chemo and some more surgeries scheduled for later this year.
So this year it’s been hard for me to focus on my diabetes as being such a burden. I felt like I should make efforts to spread awareness about breast cancer and get back to diabetes when she is done with it.
I told Diane when she was diagnosed how I could empathize with the feeling like something is wrong with you. She said, “yeah but after my surgeries and chemo I will be done. It’s not like what you have every day.”
That is a great example of her personality. Thinking about me before herself is how she always has been. And so strong. One of the strongest people I know. She sees this as a life speed bump and a lesson to make sure she always knows what is happening in her body. A good lesson for all of us.
When she called a while back and said she wanted to come out for the annual Revlon Run Walk for Women I was ecstatic. Every chance I get to see her is awesome but I wanted to walk with her and hear the word “Survivor” in reference to her.
I love that.
So this weekend we have a small team walking in support of Diane! My mom is also a survivor which makes it a double special walk. We have done it before with mom and now both Mom and Diane will be strolling through Los Angeles showing the world that they will not be beat! So awesome.
If you are willing and able, please consider donating to our team, “Diane’s Double D’s – Divas and Dudes!”
Those of us who live with diabetes are survivors every day but this year I want to shine the light on my sister because she is one of my favorite people on the planet.
And the best wheel barrow race partner ever!
Thank you SO much for your support!