where-to-weekend: santa special 2011

Cancer, women health, events, weekends

What: Santa Special 2011: A Christmas Tribute to Cancer Warriors
When: 03-04 December, 1-6pm
Where: Shift Bar, R + D Building, 7615 Guijo Street, San Antonio Village Makati

What’s in store for you:

  • Free entrance to anyone battling with the big C who wants to celebrate life + the coming Christmas holidays
  • Have your pictures taken at the photobooth
  • Have your caricature made by present artists
  • Food will also be served during the event
It was no easy feat to battle cancer + it has been one of the top causes of death in the world now. These people battling these fatal diseases need all the help, support + love that we can give. If you know someone who is a Cancer warrior, invite him to this event + put a smile on his face 🙂
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a guest post from heather, a cancer patient + a mum

Today, I would like to share with you a touching story about Heather, a mum + a cancer patient. I hope you find inspiration in her battle + her heart-warming tale of overcoming this dark moment in her life. May you also find the time of day to pray for her + the other people battling with cancers all around the world.

And so her story goes:

On November 21, 2005 I was a mother to a 3-½ month old girl. My life was changed when I became a cancer patient. After I was diagnosed, a lot went through my mind. I was especially worried about who would take care of my daughter, Lily. I come from a very supportive family and my parents offered to help. Even though they live 600 miles away, when we needed them, they did not hesitate to get in their car and come to our assistance. As a family, we sat down and decided what to do.

In the hospital in St. Paul, an x-ray detected that I had fluid surrounding my lung. The next step was to see a thoracic specialist. The specialist drained the fluid from my lung and isolated the cause of the fluid. I underwent a C.T scan that detected a mass located in the lower left part of one of my lungs. I was scheduled for a biopsy the next morning. The biopsy results concluded that I had a form of cancer called malignant pleural mesothelioma. We had to decide what to do.

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