When I was 7 years old, my grandmother lost her battle to breast cancer. Unfortunately I was too young to remember any details but vividly still picture sitting at her bedside singing “We are climbing Jacob’s Ladder “.
Many years later, as a young fiancee, I was introduced to the woman my husband looked up to as the mother God sent along his path after his own mother died prematurely. Aunt G was a quiet, loving woman who radiated the Presence of the LORD in her speech and deed. She was the person we’d call when we needed someone to pray for a need and the person we’d turn to for spiritual guidance. So when we learnt that breast cancer had crept in, we were shattered.
I still remember the evening a group of us gathered at a friend’s home to pray and intercede on her behalf. The doctors had said the malignant tumor wasn’t shrinking, so she was rushed into surgery to have her breast removed.
There was not a dry eye in the room as we cried in prayer for her life…
and God was faithful.
Aunt G recovered quickly after the surgery. She remained joyful, at peace and ever prayerful.
Despite all that she’d gone through, she chose not to focus on self-pity, but rather opted to turn her attention to the needs of others…continuing to live life as she had before the dreaded monster hit.
All was well for a good number of years till they discovered a malignant tumor again.
This time round it spread like wildfire and seemed as if it had come back with a vengeance.
The painful, weakening weeks that followed were hard but she was always found with a big smile on her face, a Bible by her side and prayer on her lips. She was always serenely calm and a motivating pillar of strength to those around her.
She banged the drum with all her might…
till it was time for her to meet her Maker.
I think of Aunt G as I watch “Bang the Drum: Living Out Loud in the Face of Breast Cancer” …the touching documentary created by the Ford Warriors in Pink
and am reminded that she truly did live out loud in the face of breast cancer.
How YOU can help…
This October, Ford Warriors in Pink® has launched its first ever produced documentary, “Bang the Drum: Living Out Loud in the Face of Breast Cancer.” The film honors 11 men and women breast cancer survivors who have demonstrated strength and courage in their battle with its “Models of Courage” program. 2012 marks Ford Motor Company’s 18th year of support for the breast cancer cause. In that time, Ford has dedicated more than $115 million to the breast cancer cause.
You too can get involved in this tremendously worthy program! When you buy Ford Warriors in Pink apparel at fordcares.com, 100 percent of the net proceeds go directly to support breast cancer awareness all year long.
**EBMR Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ford Warriors in Pink. The opinions and text are all mine.**