Friday, October 25, 2013

#Love, #Mamming


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.

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10 comments:

  1. What a great idea to get the word out about checking yourself and being self aware!! SO happy your cousin is in remission. I hate Cancer with a capital H in hate! My mother passed due to the disease and my father is battling it as well (his is under control, but he's not out of the water yet). It's just an awful thing. So happy Michelle is getting stronger and helping others in their journey as well. oxox

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    1. Cancer sucks big time. I hate it, too. I'm so sorry about your mom, Kelly. I can't imagine. From what I can tell, you do a great job of honoring her and living an awesome life, though. I will say prayers and send happy thoughts for your dad.

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  2. Hooray!!! So happy to hear that about Michelle! And thank you for the shoutout!!! I just mailed in a bunch of cash donations that finally posted and now I'm almost done with raising my $2,300. That experience alone has reminded me of the intrinsic good in people as well. Also, if anyone in San Diego wants to say hi during the 3 Day, you'll see me rocking my pink November 15, 16, and 17th!

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    1. I just checked your fund site again.... 94%! Way to go dude! I'm so happy so many people came together to support you. I am so stoked you are doing this walk and I'm inspired too :) Yew!

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  3. So very happy that your cousin is in remission. To find out you have cancer must be a deep, icy, terrifying shock. But there are some incredibly strong and inspirational women out there.

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  4. You're cousin is so inspirational! I'm so happy her cancer is in remission. Yay for her and for putting together such an awesome campaign! Being an adult really does suck some times. I like being able to go to bed when I want and no one telling me I'm watching too much TV, but I really loathe having to deal with money and house stuff. I hope things calm down for you a bit and you can enjoy life without adultey things getting in the way:)

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    1. Thanks Kari. I'm so proud of her too (I guess that's maybe obvious :)

      I agree about the adulthood comments. I guess there's positives and negatives that come with most everything. Thanks for the well wishes. I hope things get sorted out soon!

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