Tadpole's Outdoor Blog

October 24, 2013

On The Bright Side – Mary Howell

Filed under: Mary Howell — Freddie Keel @ 5:54 am

Breast Cancer Awareness month is October!  This is intended to make all women everywhere aware of this deadly disease that will strike one in eight women in their lifetime.  It claims thousands of lives every year and can also be deadly to men.  It can occur in females of all ages even in youths but mostly strikes women over 40 years of age.

Many women will survive this disease if it is caught early and treated aggressively.  Women over 40 are urged to get yearly mammograms and perform self-breast examination.  There are many new modalities of treatment which have been introduced in recent years.

Every family has been affected by this dreaded disease either as a family member or a close friend.  My two sisters have both been touched by breast cancer in recent years.  Clara is a 19 year survivor and Jane is approaching her five-year goal.  Clara had a grim prognosis but God healed her and she is a living testimony of how wonderful life can be.  Jane also enjoys life to the fullest after her bout with cancer.   Clara frequently helps others who are battling this disease and feels this is the reason she was allowed to have the disease and survive.  She has shared her testimony with groups and frequently walks in relays.

Our family lost a beloved family member this year to Multiple Myeloma.  We were again made aware that cancer is no respecter of persons.

Let us be in prayer for those whose lives have been affected by breast cancer and other cancers.  Let’s support those who are still battling this disease by lifting them up in prayer daily and encouraging them to live life on the bright side.

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