Girl Scout Nyoika wants you to schedule a mammogram today

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Nyoika D. from Girl Scout Troop 8389 is working on the pre-requisites for her Gold Award.  In working toward her Gold Award, Nyoika has discovered that she has an interest in breast cancer awareness.  Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Nyoika wanted to share her story with you to keep you and your family informed.

 

Today, not tomorrow is a good day to schedule a mammogram

 

I was given the awesome task of interviewing two breast cancer survivors.  I knew my mom's friend would  talk with me, but I had a lot of difficulty finding another individual who would openly talk with me about breast cancer.  So, I went to Google and found a lady who was willing to talk with me about breast cancer. 

 

While conducting my interviews, I found the two ladies had a lot in common.  The first lady was a cancer survivor of four years.  When the news was told to her that she had cancer, her family was in shock and scared for her health.  When she thought her life was over, her family gave her the support and help she needed.  The chemo treatments were exhausting.  Because of her breast cancer she had treatments every day, but she survived it all. 

 

The second lady was my mother's dear friend.  She was vacationing when she found a lump the size of an egg.  Upon returning home, she went to the doctor and with two biopsies was told she had less than a year to live.  "I was not afraid of dying, but I wanted to live," she said.  My mom's friend is a five year survivor, but she has to visit the doctor every six months. 

 

If you don't find it, you can't fight it, and if you don't fight it, you can't beat it!

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