Saving Lives One Boob at a Time

A couple months ago, I told you about my friend Wendy and her cancer diagnosis. If you missed it, you can read about it here.

But to give you a recap, she was dying her hair in her gorgeous red signature color when she dropped a blob of dye on her left boob. When she went to wipe it up, she felt a lump. Talk about  a sign from God? Geez, it doesn’t get any louder than that.

Anyway, it turns out she has a very rare form of breast cancer called Triple Negative Metaplastic Carcinoma. It is so rare, it only occurs in 1% of women. And because of her love for red hair, she caught it while she was in Stage 1.

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My friend Wendy

She has started her chemo treatment which has made her hair fall out. She is in the process of getting a wig, but I have to say she pretty much rocks the do-rag. In fact, if you ask me, she looks downright gorgeous! But I’m not here to tell you about how she looks without her hair…

I’m writing to you for a few reasons. The first and most important reason is to remind you to give yourself a breast exam. I never did before and now I do regularly. If Wendy saves even one life, I know it will be worth it to her.

Second, with her treatment and inability to work full-time, her expenses are creeping up. If you so desire, please help her and her wonderful family. Even a $5 donation will mean a great deal to them. Click this link if you would like to make a contribution.

Third, she is building a team of walkers for Relay for Life in her town. Please consider buying a t-shirt (they are so cute), making a donation to the cause, or if you are local, joining her team. Here is the link for that.

She started a #myleftboob campaign after her diagnosis to raise awareness of this disease. She’s amazing and probably one of the strongest women I know. The things she is accomplishing while she is undergoing treatment makes Oprah look bad.

If you are interested in joining her in her campaign, just Instagram or Tweet a photo of you and your left boob. Not the naked boob because well, you’ll get in trouble. Here is a sampling of what I did. Just make sure you hashtag it like this: #myleftboob and tag Wendy by doing this: @wendipoprock so she can see you and say hello.

picstitchWendy is an awesome writer and has a blog so if you’d like to follow along on her journey with her, click here. She’s also in the process of doing a documentary but you can find all that information on her blog.

See, I told you she has a lot going on. I feel like a damn slouch. But I’m not here to talk about me.

I know that was a lot of information and links. So, choose one or all. Wendy’s story is interesting. And who knows? Maybe she’ll save your life.

Mo

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