This beautiful woman in the photo is the strongest woman I know. Life has knocked her down many times, but she has always chosen to get back up. She is resilient. She is a survivor in more ways than one and I am proud to be her daughter.
She usually tells me that I am better at her at one aspect and that is at how I smile at photos. I don't know how true that is, but I love seeing her smile. Since her breast cancer diagnosis last November 2017, I haven't seen her smile genuinely. She tries. She cracks jokes, which made her doctor laugh and admire her for her positive nature. She does remain positive, but I know that deep down there is anxiety, sadness, and worry.
She had her mastectomy last December and we were hopeful that the cancer did not spread, however, it has so she needs chemotherapy. On top of that, she is HER2 positive, which means that she has a cancer promoting gene, and in order to correct that, we would need a huge sum of money, an amount that's more than what we earn collectively as a family, which makes the idea of the treatment very scary for us.
What is scarier though is the thought of losing her. This is why I am knocking on your doors to help her in this battle. I know that most of you who will read this do not know her, but I am sure that if you do get to know her, you would really like her because she is the kind of person who lights up a room.
She is strong. She is resilient. She is a survivor, but this is a battle she cannot face on her own. I am kindly and humbly asking for you to help her win this. I am asking for you to make her smile again.