Hey everyone! I want to wish you all a happy Halloween and I hope that your October was great! Not only is this month known for Halloween, but it is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
I want to let you know that this past month, all the quotes of the day followed the theme of Breast Cancer Awareness. Every single one of the strong women was affected by breast cancer and some even survived or passed away from it. Some lost their family to it.
As you saw, cancer affected all types of women from all walks of life. Breast cancer does not discrimimate and it can affect anyone.
Even though it is the end of the month designated for breast cancer, I challenge you all to still care about this disease and participate in any organizations that help to find a cure. Thank you so much for reading this and thank you for reading all the wonderful quotes from these women.
"I was way more prepared, but did I ever think that someday it would be me [to be diagnosed with breast cancer]? Never. I knew the statistics. I knew the stories. But not once did I think I would be one of those women. I never lived that way." -Megan Pischke Porcheron
"The more I've gotten involved in this community, not only [home] in Indianapolis, but throughout the U.S., the more people I've been touched by. I've met some really incredible and inspiring men and women through this journey. I've heard some really wonderful stories. At the same time, I'm meeting women my own age who are going through [breast cancer], and one of the women I met who is my own age and was living with metastatic breast cancer passed away this April before the race. She was one of the names I ran in the cockpit of my car at this year's Indianapolis 500." -Pippa Mann
"I think anybody that survives the communist system, they're pretty tough! And then being gay on top of that, that wasn't helpful. As they say, that which does not kill you makes you stronger, so I am pretty strong." -Martina Navratilova, Breast Cancer survivor.
"Think about women, people used to pat us on the back and say, 'Isn't that sweet? She's competing.' Now they don't do that anymore. It's the same with the disabled. People treat us with dignity. To me it has to do with the dignity of each person. Each person is worthy of respect, so it's a matter of if I choose to live with that dignity myself." -Diana Golden
"But after going through cancer, I realized what makes me a lady is my strength. What makes me a lady is looking in the mirror every single day and being comfortable with my body... Before cancer, I didn’t really know who I was. I didn’t know I could fight like this. But I’ve learned about the supernatural power inside me, the strength that allows me to face whatever lies ahead without fear. That’s what makes me a lady. That is my message." -Novlene Williams-Mills
“I’m going home. You gonna cry because I’m going home? This is supposed to be a celebration.” -Sandra Hill Williams
"When they [her football coach husband] get home, let them have the peace they want; They work hard, study hard. If they're going to be winners in football, their minds have to be on it. If it's something you would argue about, save it for after the season." -Dorothy Shula
"Life doesn't end because I'm going to die. When I was first diagnosed, it felt like a full stop to my life. But it doesn't need to be. What I want to say to people is, yes, it is awful, but hey, you can still have a good time. What I'm doing is showing people you can still have a life even when you're living with a terminal illness. For me, running and cycling is something I enjoy. A way of saying I might be dying but I'm not dead yet; it's part of trying to live with an illness - that's all." -Jane Tomlinson
"But out there, under the deceptively placid surface, was a world blind to gender. Though I was taught by men, I was formed by and subjected to the rigid laws of a seemingly lawless realm that treated me and every grazing ulua or marauding shark with the same utter equanimity." -Rell Sunn
Hi, I'm Jenna and I'm a sports fan! I've been avidly watching sports since 2011 because I found that by watching sports, I would be able to communicate with my dad and brother better. Ever since I got into sports, I've been able to enjoy myself more when I go to sporting events with my family.