Run for the Tatas
Recently, my dear friend Lynsey's mother was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine mammogram. It's always difficult to see your friends go through something like this, but Betty is truly a second mother to me. In high school I lived with them for several weeks (or months) at a time. She introduces me to people as her other daughter (only to receive very confused looks:). Betty is one of the strongest women I know; therefore, I have no doubt that she will beat this.
There is never a fitting time to be diagnosed with breast cancer, but if it's going to happen, then October (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month) seems to be a perfectly good time. In the past, I've run races without regard for the cause. Yesterday was different. I completed Run for the Tatas in Wilmington in Betty's honor. It pushed me to run faster and dig deeper. And in your honor, I ran my new stroller PR (23:15)!
My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you Betty as you navigate this difficult journey to regaining your health. In addition to being one of the strongest women I know, you're also one of the most stubborn. Cancer's got nothing on you!