Who would know this with the fanfare of the other cancer flourished in pink that November holds a special time. Well we at Mae’s Breath will do our best to shout from our lungs (no pun taking) to share and do our part. I’m so excited about the work we have in store for the following year.
Lung cancer is still one of the most serious and severe cancers that continually affect loved ones, and I pray that one day it will be irradiated. As we all know the face of lung cancer can be any of us…. Or did you know this? Even if you picked up a cig 20 years ago, you may or may not be affected. If you inhale second hand smoke you may be affected. What we’ve learn is that cancer is in us and it take a shift that brings these little demons out. We recent lost the brave soul of former smoker and advocate Terri Hall at 53. She was infamous showing us her daily routine of making herself up with wig and makeup all while speaking with a hole in her throat. I personally salute this woman of courage and all blessings to her family for a life cut so very short. As I end this here, I also want to say many blessings to the beautiful Rita Owens, the mother of my queen – Dana Owen- a.k.a. Queen Latifah. I almost fell through the floor when I heard and saw the accounts of the elder Ms. Owens. Ms. Rita I hope you beat this if you happen upon this site!
The families and caregivers understand all too well that we are effective in huge numbers and I pray that one day the color of ivory is just as significant as we squash this bug, that has taken and affected so many of our lives.
Lastly, I want to say –Miss you so dearly mother dear Mae, whom this effort is dedicated too. My life will never be the same, and I will continue in my way big or small to continue my advocacy on this dreaded cancer known as lung cancer.