Inspiring Survival Story shared by Breast Cancer patient
As Mother's Day approaches, we wanted to introduce you to an amazing woman, Amanda - local veteranarian, wife and mother. We learned about her cancer journey recently and it is so very timely. We are launching a mini-campaign to fund a microscope and other tools in our new construction that allow us to offer same-day Breast Reconstruction surgery to patients here in Cambridge and Waterloo Region.
"I want to tell you my story, because it wasn’t only about cancer loss. It’s also about reconstruction – my breast reconstruction. And how that restored who I was … and had me focus on what it would be like to survive my ordeal, rather than lose to it.
And it’s a story of how grateful I am to be here for this Mother’s Day. To be alive and to be able to continue mothering my own son, who was only 9 last year when it all happened. Being here for him today is the best reward for everything I’ve been through. If you’re a parent, you know what I’m talking about..."