Pawsitively 4 Pink was founded after I witnessed the journeys of a close friend, my foster mother and most recently, two other family members who were diagnosed with breast cancer.
I have seen the devastating effects physically, psychologically and emotionally that this disease has inflicted on these loved ones and their families. After talking with these women I would never have guessed the internal struggles they were experiencing. But behind their faces were hardship and heartache.
Receiving such a diagnosis can be life altering. Handling the news is often a challenge no matter what the prognosis. Clear to me was that their diagnosis was compounded by issues not often addressed initially: missed days of work, numerous medical expenses, transportation issues, and a minimal support system, to name a few.
With the help of Pawsitively 4 Pink many of these concerns could be addressed and alleviated or in some cases eliminated.
"You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have"