It's been kind of a crazy week around here. I feel like I've been saying that a lot lately (waah, waah). It's becoming very obvious that there's no getting out of this being an adult thing now. I'm in it for the long haul (or at least until the weekend). It's hard sometimes, but when I think about what it would be like to find out you have breast cancer like my cousin Michelle did almost a year ago, it really puts things into perspective. Talk about having to deal with something like a grown-up.
I wanted to follow-up on my post in March about Michelle's battle with breast cancer.
I was crying one night when I saw how many of you stopped over to Michelle's blog, left comments and have continued reading and supporting her on this scary, crazy journey. It's obvious why you'd like her blog. It's still better than the book I'm reading now and all the books I read this summer. She tells it like it is. She's inspiring and thoughtful. But I want to thank you for supporting someone I love so much. Someone you probably don't even know. Your actions remind me of the intrinsic good in people and I'm sure they have made Michelle happy.
Now, on to the best news of all the news in all the world (or at least in mine). Michelle is in remission! Yeah. Michelle is cancer free!
Michelle is healing and Michelle is stronger and Michelle is moving forward. Not just that, but even with all the havoc a disease like cancer can wreak on your life, Michelle has been doing a lot of good. Not just with her blog, but through her work as a copywriter.
You may have heard of #Mamming. Maybe you've done it. Michelle helped with that campaign! Below is the video. It's a very creative and funny way to take the awkwardness out of mammograms. It's a very constructive way to spread the word about the importance of checking yourself for breast cancer. Or as Michelle put it, "It’s much cooler than a pink ribbon on a salsa jar." Yes.
p.s. check out Brianne's page for the 3 day cancer walk. She's raised about 68% of the funds needed for the walk and she was partially inspired to do it because of Michelle.