My mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 84 years old. She chose to have a complete masectomy and after a four day hospital stay was up and back at her job where she volunteers five days a week at a rest home and senoir citizen center in Nevada.
Two years later, at 86 years old, a lump was found in her remaining breast. Again, she chose a complete masectomy, and as before, she was back at work within a week. We recently celebrated her 90th birthday and her fourth year of being breast cancer free at a party attended by over 250 of her friends.
They all know her story and what an amazing woman she is as she continues to volunteer her time on a daily basis, lives alone with no assistance, and drives herself to her volunteer jobs. She remains a spokeswoman and champion to the breast cancer awareness program and is truly my hero.