A coffee shop reception and a whole lot of inspiration…
Last Saturday, my mother-in-law and I went to a cancer survivor reception at a local coffee shop.
It was great to take time to remember her journey — not the bad parts, but the good: how she beat cancer and has used her experience to help others.
It was great to see her wearing her survivor pin.
And it was great to talk to other survivors there too.
“It’s been seven years since I was diagnosed,” one woman said as we talked about the upcoming Relay for Life event in our area, “and what always happens at the event is I end up meeting someone who was just diagnosed. So I’m able to tell them I remember how that feels and to help them know they’ll get through it.”
The other two women we were talking to, along with my mother-in-law, nodded in agreement.
I admired so much how these women took such a difficult situation and turned it into something positive, to help others.
It was truly inspiring. :)