Monday, November 26, 2012

Lily's Mommy . . .

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, 
while loving someone deeply gives you courage"
-- Lao Tzu

I was recently approached by a lovely woman who's story I wanted to share with you all. It is a story of love and fear, determination and hope. It is a story of a little known cancer that is a deadly killer and sadly, 100% preventable. It is the story of Lily's Mommy:

"I am 43 and a Mother to a quirky little 7 year old, Lily. She is my only child, and my whole world. When Lily was just 3 months old, I was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a type of cancer that kills 90-95% of those who have it. As I'm sure you can imagine, the first thing that came to mind when I was diagnosed was my baby girl and how I wasn't going to be able to watch her grow up. After intense treatment and recovery, I'm still here almost 7 years later and cancer free! My journey with cancer was a terrifying one and I'd like to turn my pain into purpose and become someone that other people can look to for guidance, inspiration and hope in situations like my own."

In honor of Lily and her Mommy, and to learn more about her journey with cancer and the dangers of asbestos, please check out Heather's Blog. There's a wealth of information there that we can all benefit from . . .

Thank you!
Kristin xo

11 comments:

Netty said...

My brother in law had this type of cancer and wasn't so lucky. So pleased this lady is now cancer free. x

Ella said...

This is so scary! Thank you for sharing Heather with us~ It is always wonderful to hear the positive spin of such a dreadful disease. Hope you and yours are doing well xo
I<3 your Santa pillow!

Christine said...

beautiful quote and inspiring story!

Laurie said...

I'll go check that out right now, thank you for introducing us to her,

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Thank you for sharing this story! Your blog is truly inspirational.

chrissies said...

Thank for sharing this with us

Love Chrissie xx

craftattack said...

Thanks for sharing, a very touching story! Hugs, Valerie

Cameron said...

I'm so glad Lily still has her Mommy....thank you for spreading the word!

Jenny said...

Thank you Kristin... heartfelt and beautiful... we all need to be aware... thank you for sharing...

Jenny ♥

Jenny said...

Oooooh I love your Etsy Mini Kristin... so lovely to see snippets of your gorgeous artwork :))

Jenny ♥

Lenetta Carnes said...

Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out.
http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-3.html Thanks again
Lenetta