Fight Like A Chick - A Story of a Cancer Warrior\nA friend, sister, daughter and a wife was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. She had no symptoms of her type of cancer other than a “twinge” around her ovaries around the time she got her periods. She didn’t get it checked out right away. She had a busy life. There was not a history of cancer in her family. Her grandparents lived into their 90's on both sides and no one in the family had any type of cancer anywhere.\nCancer was the last thing on her mind.\nShe worked for a great company, had worked her way up the ladder and decided to quit and follow her dream of helping others feel good about themselves. She started her own business. She knit blankets the Linus Project who donates blankets to AIDDS and drug addicted babies, as well as the elderly and vets. She saved animals from no-kill shelters. Her positive force in the world shined on everyone that met her. Her mother moved in with her when her dementia progressed. The close relationship they shared until her passing was enviable. This is the life she chose to lead.\nWe are telling you this story because she is just like us. She is who we are before a diagnosis of cancer.\nThen came the diagnosis of stage 3 cancer. She fought. She didn’t question the decision, she just fought. She never looked back, never voiced the words “why me,” although no one could have blamed her. She faced forward in the mirror as her hair fell out. Her body changed with scars, but her eyes sparkled with laughter and tears.\nRemission was a blessing and not typical for a diagnosis that usually doesn’t survive a year. Cancer had changed her. It made her body ache, her feet hurt, but she never let it slow her heart to help others down.\nA year later, it was back, and it was everywhere. The surgery the second time was much harder to come back from. Her body was ravaged again, her hair thinned, but her heart did not change. She fought harder and she cherishes every single day she has with those she loves. \nWe lost our fighter in January 2017. She was 57 years young. Her battle was epic, and she was an amazing spirit. If this message saves one person with early prevention let it be the reason we lost her, to save others.\nCancer prevention\nFrom all of us at Bling Chicks we as you to please take 5 minutes to education yourself on the signs and symptoms of breast and ovarian cancer. Cancer can happen to anyone. It doesn't discriminate. It is better to be safe than sorry. If you feel something is off in your body, please get it checked out today.\nIf you want more information on cancer prevention, please visit the American Cancer Association.