To Claudette’s Kids Foundation,
On April 30, 2018, my life would be forever changed. Two weeks prior, I was living life as usual until I was in the shower and felt a lump in my left breast. I did not think much of the lump and decided it was due to hormones. However, when the lump did not disappear after three days, I decided to go to the doctor. Once I scheduled my appointment, the doctor referred me to go have a mammogram. The next day, I went to have my mammogram performed. The doctor wanted to do further testing, so she suggested I have an ultrasound. I had a strange feeling in my gut that something was not right. The way the doctor continued circulating to one area on my breast and the intense look in her eyes, my heart sunk. I knew something was not right. She scheduled me to come in the next day for a biopsy. Three days later, she called me and I was diagnosed with Her2 positive, estrogen positive breast cancer. I did not want to believe this dreadful news.
My life flashed before me. I thought to myself, “I am a mother to an eleven-year-old daughter.” Lord, what am I going to do? At the time, I was in Ohio with my mother and aunts when I received the news confirming I had breast cancer. My spirits were crushed and I was lost.Without hesitation, my mother relocated to Houston to be by my side to help me through this journey. I am forever grateful for the love and support my mother and daughter continue to show me through this journey. Presently, I am currently finishing chemotherapy and currently awaiting surgery.
I want to thank Claudette’s Kids Foundation for selecting me to receive a monetary scholarship during this challenging time in my life. It is for foundations such as yours that help so many women in need. Again, thank you for your support and dedication in the fight to help survivors keep hope alive.