My heart just sinks sometimes at the thought of how many people (both young and old) have to deal with Cancer. I know it has been 12 years since I myself heard those three horrible words "You Have Cancer" and I know it has been 10 years since I was told I was "Cancer Free" but everyday I live with long term complications of this horrible disease. Everyday I read more stories of people who have had their lives altered FOREVER by Cancer.
I am happy to be alive and to have won many battles with this beast. However, In my opinion Cancer is something that never goes away. It is not something you can have happen and simply forget. In 1999 I joined a club (not by choice NOBODY chooses to join) ... The club was Cancer Survivor ... because I believe that as soon as you are given the diagnosis You Are A Survivor.
It is this club membership that has caused me to forever try and find away to give back. Through many trials and tribulations I have started my own Home Business which is Silver Lining Reflections. Designs4Smiles is my way to try and help put a Brief Smile on The Faces by ANYONE who has had their lives altered by Cancer. I just hope this helps in some small way.
I know this blog entry has jumped around a little. I guess that is just the way I feel. I am SO Happy to be around and alive I just have such a STRONG DESIRE to give back, sometimes (ok most of time) I don't know how to go about doing it.