Meet Mary Clare, a guest blogger who shares her story about parenting while
fighting cancer. You will be moved and inspired. Keep on keepin' on! If you'd like to be a guest blogger, please contact Peggy Burkhard at the nbmtLINK. You can inspire others through your experience.
Did you find everything you were looking for today, ma'am?"
"My name is Twila. MY MOM HAS CANCER!"
"No, no, no, remission. I'm in remission from cancer."
"Oh, okay. Are you a member of our savings club?"
It was just a typical errand for my five-year-old and me. People have no idea how to react to her unnerving proclamation. She beams with pride when she shares her truth. She's showing me off in her own way.
My husband and I have been of one mind since all this began. We are honest with Twila and keep our explanations simple. If the questions keep coming, we answer them. Being open about my diagnosis has brought so much support to my family.
I was diagnosed with AML Leukemia in 2014. My daughter was only four.
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