Survivor & Caregiver

Love Notes: finding strength

By The Edith Sanford team

February 25, 2014

In this Love Note from the Journey, Marcia from Waterloo, Ill., shares some forthright words of wisdom she received from her father, and talks about becoming a stronger person through her journey. Thanks, Marcia!

MMehrtens_LoveNote2014“I was diagnosed with stage IIB breast cancer in September of 2007. In my darkest hours while going through chemo and radiation, I just remembered the words my father said when he heard I had cancer, that ‘in life, just like in a game of cards, you have to play the hand you are dealt,’ and that I should do that and come out a winner.

I also was brought up in a Christian household, so I had faith that believing in God and prayers would see me through this and it did.

I believe having breast cancer made me a stronger person and I also believe in living life to the fullest and never putting off for tomorrow what I can do today.”

Did you receive some unforgettable words of advice during your journey? Share them in a Love Note!