Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"Fight Like A Girl" Raising Breast Cancer Awareness With Tons Of Cuteness!

"Fight Like A Girl"
Raising Breast Cancer Awareness With Tons Of Cuteness!

The toughest words you will ever hear in your life are "you have cancer". They hit you like a ton of bricks, leaving you scared, confused, anxious, and very fearful. You may hear words like "We'll get through this together" or the really horrible thing that most people say, "I'm so sorry" Sorry...Sorry for what?? The last thing a person that has just been diagnosed wants to hear is, "I'm so sorry"...remember to never say those words. Replace those words with worlds like, "cancer won't win" or "I'm gonna love you through it". 
When I was first diagnosed with cancer I was 34 years old with three small children who thought I roped the moon. I was their everything. Now I didn't have breast cancer. I was diagnosed with uterine cancer. The feeling is still the same. I promise you that. Fear is fear regardless of the origin. I wanted more than anything for someone, anyone, to tell me that everything is going to be just fine...and I did. The one constant strength in my life, my island in a storm, my calm in the unknown, my everything, my Joseph. He knew the exact words to say.  Later a very clever writer wrote the words that said everything I felt in my heart, everything I needed to hear...I want to share those words with you. But before I do I want to share with you the absolute cuteness that I created to raise breast cancer awareness. Nothing like a precious Bestie/Besties to make anyone smile.
I created an Accordian Mini Album to share with all of you. Here I will post still pictures, and I will share the video that I posted on YouTube.

It was definitely a labor of love. I shared images 014 and 024 with you in this project. Please watch the video...let me know what you think. There you will find links to websites that not only raise awareness for breast cancer, but also help financially, and in so many other ways as well. So please go visit my YouTube channel watch the video and read the description below the video for those websites.

I want to leave you with a video that touched my heart and changed my life. This is how we should address breast cancer...any cancer. With courage, faith, and above all HOPE.

I have taken enough of your time, I just want you all to know that cancer is not a death sentence, when I looked over the edge of the cliff of my life all I could see was a bright light in the night, and the only word I could hear was "FIGHT" and that is just what I did.
Until next time my friends...
Be blessed and be a blessing to to others...


  1. Love your project and thank you so much for sharing your story! I will be back again to rewatch your video, such a time consuming project that I want to try my hand at making.

  2. By the time I watched the song video I was in tears. Thank you for sharing your personal story Yvonne. Your project is beautiful, would like to try making one like that also.

  3. Yvonne, this is such a beautiful post. I am in tears. Thank you for sharing your story. It is good to hear a survivors outlook. I will make sure never to say I'm sorry. I think that people said that out of love and lack of words to describe what they were feeling and a sense of helplessness. I totally understand what you are saying though. I think saying you go this, or cancer won't win is a better way to approach it and be supportive. Your project is absolutely beautiful. A perfect gift for someone who is fighting. I love all the papers and the images you used.

  4. Yvonne, a wonderful card and insight. I hope if I said "I am sorry" to anyone. It wasn't because it was I thought it was a death sentence but that I am sorry that anyone has to go through this struggle. I pray for a cure.


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