October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This Fall 15% of the purchase price from our "Strength in Your Journey" shirts will go towards the YSC (Young Survival Coalition) to support Patti Carey's team’s bike ride on the Tour de Pink West Coast. Patti is a breast cancer Survivor and an LSJ Stylist.
Strength in Your Journey by Patti Carey
What do you do when you hear those three words, “you've got cancer”? As a three time cancer thriver, those words no longer strike fear in me. You see, I have found Strength in my cancer journey.
My story begins like this...my first diagnosis with breast cancer was in 2002 at the age of 43. When the doctor told me my diagnosis, my whole world stopped at that moment in time. Those three words are not the words you ever want to hear.
As soon as you get the diagnose, you get the fear factor. What's going to happen to me, what's going to happen to my family, what will life look like in the future. There is so much going through your mind at the time of diagnosis. If you let it, the fear factor can overwhelm you. Somehow you must find the strength to get through your journey even though your journey at times brings you to your knees.
My journey back to the "new" normal lasted almost 16 years. In that time period, I have watched my children become adults, have had a successful career and have traveled the world with my husband.
Received my second diagnosis of breast cancer and a diagnosis of a chronic leukemia in March of 2018 after doing a preventive mastectomy because of a genetic mutation for breast cancer.
This time there wasn't as much fear with the diagnosis. You see, you can find strength in your cancer journey. I have found the strength and the courage to keep moving forward with my so called life's journey. I may stumble from time to time, but I as long as I am still moving forward that is all that matters.
The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) has been part of my cancer journey since 2002. Exercise was always a big part of my life and continues to be part of my recovery. Training and riding in YSC Tour De Pink has been a real game changer for me. Getting on that bike, means I am winning!
That is my story.
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