My mother has always been a symbol of strength and overcoming. She became a single Mom when I was in second grade, and was always making sure we had what we needed.
Imagine my surprise to discover she had overcome ovarian cancer and was part of a cancer research study where she was treated. About six years later, I found out that she had also been treated for kidney cancer on the same side of her body. Now she has a ‘non-lethal’ for of cancer (if you can ever say that) that looks like thrush in a place easily hidden from view. I found out this past Christmas she still suffers from “survivors guilt”. She is such an inspiration to me.
Submitted by Vera Ewing