Breast Cancer has no boundaries, it doesn't discriminate against age or race. When we are told to complete our monthly breast exams, most of us probably don't. From this day forward my bad habits have changed and I will never, NEVER skip mine again. My life has been touched and I have been inspired from someone who stood up for herself in making sure her voice was heard.
Meet Erica, 29, a newly married aspiring actress who surely didn't plan to start her fabulous thirties with breast cancer. After all, breast cancer doesn't discriminate...
You can read Erica's story here at Sarah Viola's page. We both, along with some other local bloggers graduated high school with Erica. High school, the place where we all watched her dance and catch her acting bug in our school's plays. A time in our lives where we all thought we were invincible.
Now 12 years later we are all hoping to spread her story. A story of how she had to push to get her doctor's to take her lump seriously. Thankfully because of her strength, she kept pushing the importance of her health. Unfortunately it was breast cancer but Erica is tackling her cancer and has started her battle against it.
Erica has her own blog in hopes of sharing her story. Read it, subscribe to her feed and help encourage her as her battle against breast cancer has already begun. Keep her and her family in your prayers because this fabulous young woman will continue to shine, just watch...
My sister, Mary Beth, is actually best friends with Erica's sister(Danielle) and is walking for Erica in Chicago's Avon Walk this summer. Each team member has to raise $1800, but Erica's team is hoping to raise so much more, including awareness. They do need your help!
You can donate to my sister's walk for Erica here. Even $1 can help this team get that much closer to their goal.