And at the moment for our family, it really does feel like that. One person battling cancer is always a shock……but two?
The last few weeks have gone by in a bit of a haze. At the end of August, my husband’s mum was diagnosed with Breast Cancer following a routine mammogram. Nearly two months and one mastectomy later, she is currently waiting to start chemotherapy and the drug Herceptin. Around the time of my mother-in-law’s operation, my father-in-law was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. Whilst he will still have to undergo further tests and various appointments, his initial prognosis is encouraging as it appears to be in the low grade, early stage.
So as you can imagine, things are a little chaotic around here at the moment. It would also explain why I haven’t been giving Facebook much attention recently! But I have been around and continue to be around even if you can’t see any posts!
Its important to balance that fine line between open-mindedness and positivity during times like this. After speaking to both the ‘in-laws’, we decided that we would like to support a certain well known cancer charity. This charity helps in a huge amount of different ways and the people involved are genuinely kind, supportive and professional. My mother-in-law said they ‘help to take some of the fear out of cancer’.
I write this post, not for sympathy and not for attention, but to help tell the story behind my choice to raise some money.
How will the money be raised? For every Christmas Mini Session booked on Saturday 9th November 2013, I will donate £15 to this charity.
So if you are thinking about booking a mini-session with me, please do it now and help to raise some money that will benefit cancer patients and their families.
Because I am so grateful for all that they do.
NOTE: Due to the legalities involved, I am unable to tell you which cancer charity will benefit from this as it will appear to the powers-that-be that I am using their brand for my own commercial gains. The Charity, rightly so, has to follow these regulations and I fully support them and the work they do.