Laura Pedro Mucci
Walking in celebration of her mother, a Survivor since 2005
My experience with Breast Cancer hasn’t been what it has to some of you. I’ve been lucky thus far, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t – doesn’t scare the crap out of me.
My Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer 14 years ago and had her last chemo treatment 13 years ago this Halloween. She is healthy and thriving, thank god.
I was 20 at the time and my younger sister was just 11. When you’re that young you immediately expect the worst and I couldn’t imagine loosing my mom so young. However, I was fortunate and didn’t, although I know some of you have and that’s one of the reasons I’m as passionate about being involved in events like these as I am.
Breast Cancer does not discriminate, that we know. To say I’m not terrified this disease won’t rear its ugly head again at some point in my life is an understatement, it likely will. However, you all give me the strength and inspiration to know that if it does there is a net to fall back on. A support system that is proactive and focused and THAT is why I choose to be here every year.
Thank you for being brave and beautiful.
Thank you for being fighters.