With October coming up, I can't help but reminisce about my high school french teacher losing her battle to cancer. She fought long and hard but she never allowed her sickness to cloud her passion for teaching and treating her kids like her own.
I know for a fact that I've built a type of relationship with her that was identical to having a second mom at school. She would always give me advice about everything that I'm going through or to just have a shoulder to cry on when things got difficult.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Although a lot of people are aware of this horrible disease, the majority of us forget to take the steps to detect the disease at an early stage. Some of us probably aren't even aware that breast cancer affects men too. For further facts about breast cancer, preventions, and ways to help please check this out!
So as a whole we should all come together and fight this disease together. And we can do this by simply keeping up with check-ups. We can also help by being a positive supporter to those who are fighting the disease. We should also help by hosting fundraisers to raise funds to help provide mammograms for those who are in need. So as a whole we should do what's necessary to prevent losing people that are important to us.
I dedicate this article to those affected by breast cancer and to the ones that I've lost to this disease. There's not a day that I don't think about them because every day I wish they're still here.