||I am 3 x cancer survivor -- married to my very caring supportive husband for 33 years. Have been helping him get through a heart attack in July 2010 that afterwards had to retire from the job he loved to at the Fire Department for over 30 years. Then he had both knees totally replaced and is just starting to show signs of maybe we are getting back into our old self and confidence. I love taking care of my family and they come before anyone or anything else in my world -- they are my biggest incentive to fight and stay strong and stay positive everyday!!!! They are my world. I have one son who is 30 and he has been with his girlfriend for two years and they seem really happy together and he has a great job and seems to be the happiest I have seen him in a long time. I have a step daughter that we do not get to see often -- they live in Texas and she has been married to Tom for 16 years and they have three adorable children and yes that makes me a grandma at the age of 54 but that is OK -- they are worth it to me -- love them to pieces and love my whole family more than life itself. I love helping others first and always make sure everyone around me is taken care of first -- that is when I feel the best if I can help others. I feel very blessed to have survived cancer three times in 16 years. Each diagnosis was more aggressive and less chance of survival than the one before -- but Ellen -- I stayed strong -- I stay positive -- I proved my doctor wrong!!!! In a good way!!!! To be honest -- I amaze her!!!! There are a lot of things that happen to ones body after going through chemo and such stong drugs that you continue the rest of your life to deal with things as they come up. That is really hard to handle but when I look at my loved ones that is all that I need to pick me up and know why I am doing all I do to win my fights.
You are awesome Ellen -- keep up the great work and all your sharing with so many people that truly need help -- you are an angel on this earth!!!! One of your biggest fans -- well two including my husband!!!!