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Warrior Moms

“Very rarely are Mom moments captured that aren’t posed. This was a real moment. I knew in this picture that we were at the end and every moment with her was heartbreaking. She didn’t know she was dying, but I knew. She would crawl up on my lap and I would hold her, feeling her ribs and every bone in her body. But my expression would not change, my lip would not quiver and she would not know that I was slowly dying inside. I would just hold her and be her Mom until I couldn’t anymore. The thoughts that were running through my head were deafening, but the words that came out of my mouth to her were different entirely. I held it all in from her and just loved her and made sure she wasn’t scared.” -Erin, Isabella’s Mom

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation reports that 43 children per day are diagnosed with cancer. That’s one in every 285 children facing a cancer diagnosis. Look around your group of mom friends… it could happen to any of us.  Your best friend or sister could very possibly inherit the ominous title… Cancer Mom.  

We have been inspired by the Cancer Moms we have featured this month and we thank each one of them willing to give us their honest thoughts on support.  We have heard and felt their words.  If you missed a story, we ask you to read it (all features listed below).  Every single one of their words deserve to be read. 

And if it were up to us… we would change their title to what they really are.

Warrior Moms.

Defining Support, The Cancer Warrior Mom Series

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