- her story
A Little Help from Our Friends
Bill and I didn’t tell many people at first. I am a private person. I am a care-giver and I was uncomfortable at the thought of people looking after me. As time went on, we decided we could not do this alone. Quickly, our families were at our side. Our incredible friends were immediately available to do whatever was needed and we were so grateful the health care system wasted no time. My family and I were surrounded by an abundance of love and support. I am so thankful that we allowed them to help because there is no way we could have done this on our own and it was important for my children to see that as well.
Fortunately for me, they caught the cancer early. That was the key. I went through a double mastectomy successfully, thanks to Dr. Jay Engel and Dr. Doug Ross and the nurses at Victoria and St. Joseph's hospitals. Recovery was quick, thanks to my sister Gloria, the best nurse ever, and the support of so many wonderful people.