when i heard of Bri’s fight with cancer…..i was taken back to my childhood…..my mother’s younger brother had cancer of the mouth….and it went undiagnosed till it was too late…..i remember my mother and her sister, selflessly caring for their brother….through his chemotherapy that came too late, through his deteriorating health and the helplessness that they felt to see him suffer like that….this was over twenty years ago…yet amma cannot forget…and i suspect forgive herself, for not having the means to afford timely treatment for her brother…..i now can see so clearly, all those silent tears that were shed….with the hope that he would will himself to get better…it wasnt to be…..the disease had battered him and it was too late…..
i am amazed to see the smile that shines through bri’s eyes…as she bravely battles cancer….i am amazed to see the spirit and goodwill of food bloggers, well wishers and family and friends who are willing her to focus on her healing…..
Bri of Figs with Bri is a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer at 28 and underwent treatment that included a mastectomy, chemotherapy…..however, unfortunately, two years of relatively good health later, the cancer is back, only this time it has metastasized to other parts of her body. At the age of 15, Bri lost her 41-year old mother to the disease. Now, she’s waging what will be a battle to win this war against breast cancer.
it is wonderful to see the love and support that she receives, and is heartening to see her acknowledge all of that through her pain……Click:Jugalbandi’s monthly photography event this month is in honour of Bri, there is also a raffle with wonderful prizes thoughtfully sponsored by friends and fellow bloggers and a fund raiser to help raise money that Bri will need to explore all kinds of treatment available to ad in her fight against breast cancer….i am very happy to report that the fund raiser is going well……but it can not be too much and is on till the 15th of july….see how you can make a difference …….bri needs all the support she can get to help her focus on healing and to find a treatment that works best for her….her insurance does not cover alternative methods of treatment that may strengthen her fight against cancer……..to know how you can contribute, click here….
yellow….for sunshine, hope and the wonderful human spirit….more importantly….for Brianna….we are cheering for you. get well soon.