This was the second year walking with my mom, and this time it felt a little different
Last year my mom had just started chemo, and there was much uncertainty.
This year she walked with Chemo, radiation and a mastectomy behind her.
There’s still uncertainty but it’s uncertainty speckled with hope.
The pink survivor shirts had the word ‘Courage’ written on them, and there were a lot of pink shirts this year.
These events are just not about fund-raising for breast cancer research and awareness;
It brings survivors together, letting them know that they are not alone.
It was colder this year; we finished the long walk in 1:17mins – mom said it felt longer.
An older woman walking behind us said to her companion, “I give up; I’m so over breast cancer!”
That made me sad and wished it were that easy.
I thought about her recently while watching the NBC show Mercy,Â a doctor tells a patient;
“Cancer is terror, an unrelenting terror that we are at war with”
Halloween is also in October; the party shop on our walk route had this gruesome pink display.