I woke up yesterday to the news that there had been a terrible accident in the community. Three local girls, seniors in the high school were riding together in a car that collided with a truck. Two of the girls were injured and one killed. A beautiful 18-year-old girl who should be preparing for her prom and graduation. Instead, her parents prepare for a funeral. I did not know this young girl nor do I know her family yet my heart still breaks.
Just another reminder of how fragile life is. In the blink of an eye it can all be taken away. I can not even imagine the pain those parents feel. I made sure to hug my girls a little harder last night and to be honest drove just a little slower today. It also helps to reinforce my decision to do everything I can to avoid breast cancer! There are some who think prophylactic mastectomy is just crazy. I feel that view is…guess it is all in how you look at it.
It is not always cancer or sickness, you could just be in a car driving home or standing on a corner. Life is short and unpredictable. Make sure to hug your kids today, tell your family you love them!
I am a married mother of two beautiful girls. Due to family and personal history I had an over 50% chance of developing breast cancer and refused to be a victim. On July 2, 2012 I underwent a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy with full reconstruction.
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