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Lori Ross

Posted by on Feb 25, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Lori Ross

This was the day that I heard two words that no one ever wants to hear:  “It’s cancer.”  Wow.  Just the week before, life was normal…at least I thought it was.  I had no idea that I had a cancerous tumor in my body, which could possibly kill me. It started when I went in for a routine, annual exam in mid July 2008 with my OB/GYN.  When my doctor was doing the breast exam, she found a lump in my left breast.  It felt like a marble.  I had not been doing regular self-breast exams, so I had no idea it was there.  I wasn’t alarmed immediately, since I had had a benign fibroid cyst removed from my right breast in 1999.  I assumed it was just another cyst. ...

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Nadine Lefkof

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Nadine Lefkof

Most people participating in the 3-Day have a story…of who they have lost, why they are so passionate, why they are willing to do all that is required of us to take part in this incredible event.  I don’t feel like I have a story, so much.  But I’ll tell what I have.  When I was a teenager, I learned that a friend of my mom’s had breast cancer.  Over the years, I watched her battle this disease, sometimes rejoicing, but ultimately her body was defeated.  I will never forget driving 3 hours home and back to attend her funeral with my newborn in the back seat. I worked for a hospice organization after my first child was born and...

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Kristi Crawford

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Blog | 1 comment

My name is Kristi Crawford and I am a high school math teacher. In 2004 my mother in law was diagnosed with lung and breast cancer. The mass in her lung metasomatized and she passed away from ultimately lung cancer. We never really went on what I see as the “breast cancer” journey. In February of 2009 one of my good friends, Stacey Gaecke, was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was devastated. She was my age and had 2 children in elementary and middle school. It was then that I really watched her journey and was amazed by her faith in God and her strength. She would remind me all the time that life was too short to get upset about the small stuff and to look at what was...

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Walter Reed

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Blog | 3 comments

Walter Reed

This story is meant to give my family some peace and strength because Lord knows we all need it. I am also writing to share a story about a woman, daughter, friend, sister and our best friend that we will always love. But, before I get started with this letter, I want to thank my sister- in- law, Kim Litman, for allowing me tell my story to you and others who have lost a loved one or someone close to them. Through my story I hope to help ease the pain that feels like it can never leave your chest and mind.  I want to tell a great story about a loving person who we had a chance to be blessed to know. And also, to help us see that no matter how bad it seems, we are...

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Linda Hammett

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Linda Hammett

It was November 1999. And my Mother said “You’re going to do WHAT???!!” Walk 60 miles in 3 days in Boston with Barbara and Colleen. “Really? Why?” For you, Mom . “Me ?? But Why?” Well, I can’t cure you or heal you or make it go away…but I can fight and do what I can. I can raise money for research and outreach programs. I can dedicate every step of every mile to helping some how some way to end this damn disease. That was the beginning of 12 years and 25+ events of walking and crewing in support finding a cure, being there, doing what I can with what I’ve got. There is, of course more to that beginning. When she...

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