stories — breast cancer

making strides against breast cancer-fundraising

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here is our girl selling hand made bracelets at our fruit stand fundraiser this year. she is our team leader and she will not take no for an answer "we need to find a cure" if you'd like to donate...here's the page. thank you!

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{this moment}

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{this moment} a photo~an extraordinary moment~no words~pause~savor~remember... another thoughtful idea from soulemama

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5 years to the day of my breast cancer diagnosis.

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wow!!! this photo was taken the day after i was diagnosed. our girl was so little.this still seems so surreal to me, i feel like i've been walking in a strange dream for 5 years now. i found a lump in my breast a little over five and a half years ago (our girl was 2 1/2). i went and had a needle biopsy and my first mammogram at age 35 we were getting ready to try for baby #2...move ahead 7 months~the check-up to be sure~the lump was larger. doctors thought not a problem...i thought not a problem. just...

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hunkered down

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we have been hunkered down since thursday night. lots of snow and no real reason to leave the house.yesterday morning we made maya's yummy popover's. we made them today too. i have a feeling there is going to be a request tomorrow too.helen decided that she didn't want maple syrup on her snow today. she thought that she would make chocolate ice cream instead. we spent most of the weekend reading harry potter and the half blood prince. we finished tonight. movie tomorrow. tonight as we finished harry potter my sweet girl and i worked on completing some beads that...

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successful raspberry essence stand for breast cancer

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sweet pea came up with a recipe for "raspberry essence" a few weeks ago and we decided to use it for our making strides for breast cancer "lemonade stand" this year at the park avenue festival. it was a really big hit. we used local homegrown raspberries and juiced and strained them with some filtered water and a touch of sugar. delicious, fresh and refreshing. so different too. we also brought the bracelets to sell. we only sold a few of those but no worries we are having our making strides kickoff breakfast for the local walk on thursday morning...

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