Last September, my kind, gracious, and beautiful best friend Theresa was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 27 years old. The worst part of having someone you love be ill, after the illness itself, of course, is the feeling of helplessness that undoubtedly follows; your inability to do anything but stand and watch as their health is robbed from them. Theresa has shown me the meaning of strength, resilience, and faith these past few months and I can’t express how elated I am her sixth and final session of chemo is this Thursday.
Unable to dull her pain, or feel it on her behalf, I felt the only thing I could do at the time was create a fundraiser to attempt to minimally ease the burden of overwhelming medical bills. Theresa and I have been truly humbled with everyone’s magnanimous generosity. In just five months, friends, families, and strangers have come together to raise nearly $15,000 for her medical bills. Moments like this have truly restored my faith in humanity. I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for their donations, support, prayers, and love. Theresa and I both feel the depth of your kindness and love on a daily basis.
Please continue to support and help Theresa get the treatment she needs so she can beat cancer, and help her focus on her full recovery without the stress of mounting medical bills. Show her and the rest of the world how big cancer blows by snapping a picture of yourself blowing a bubble with gum and sharing it on social media with the hashtag #CancerBlows, followed by a donation equal in size. Of course, any amount is significant and truly appreciated.
Read more about Theresa’s medical journey on her blog.