Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sharing My Cancer Story

The biggest satisfaction out of fighting cancer is being able to share my story with people. I was fortunate enough to be given the privilege to speak at church. In a strange way I felt liberated. 98% of the congregation had no idea what I had gone through. It was really empowering when people came up to me and said they had no idea I fought cancer, or the fact that I never "looked sick." I made it my personal goal to hide my cancer, but being up in front of a crowed I wanted to be raw and open about my experience. At one point I broke down and cried on stage, for someone who isn't open with their feelings, this was huge!

Although this was my first speaking engagement, I definitely feel a calling to do bigger things within the breast cancer world. I intend to make women going through this pain feel the slightest bit of relief to know that I walked down the same exact path and made it through okay.

It will be okay.