About 17 years ago, the most beautiful woman in the world to me, my mother Mary, got breast cancer.
The cancer was found by early detection on a mammogram. She had a lumpectomy and her lymph nodes removed, along with the regular cancer treatments.
She is now a 17-year happy and strong survivor and a wonderful mother!
Her courage and ability to overcome is a great motivator for me and it helps to keep perspective on challenges or difficulties in my own life, usually making them seem insignificant and easily surmountable in comparison.
Cancer survivor & loving mother