Lights, Camera, Action!

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I feel extremely blessed and grateful to have been given the opportunity to recently shoot a documentary highlighting my journey with cancer, along with a very special woman, Mary Lou, who is a 72 years old women living in Chicago, and undergoing treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer.  She has been fighting for the last 5 years, and the current chemotherapy drug she is taking has been working very well for her, praise God!

Mary Lou and I met on Facebook, from a letter she had written to Susan G Komen – Chicago regarding the race she had done with her family earlier this year. A dear friend of mine, Julie, had posted a picture of Mary Lou’s letter (blocking out her info of course) on why she loves her job. Mary Lou had written how grateful she was to Susan G Komen, as well as to the drug company for making this drug that has been doing so well for her. Ironically, I had taken that same chemotherapy drug on my last treatment journey, and I too, feel very grateful for the success I had with it as well. So, I asked Julie to connect me with Mary Lou, in hopes for me to provide her the same hope, the drug had given me. We first spoke by phone, and instantly wanted to meet in person. When we met, both of us truly believed that God had brought us together for a bigger purpose. I certainly felt inspired by her fight, and I am confident Mary Lou felt the same about me. Our faith, our hope, and our gratitude for our lives are the words to best describe our journeys, but more importantly the way in which we choose to look at how we live with this horrific disease. Though, we are in different places in our journey, we certainly are inspired by each other, and are grateful for the greater purpose we believe is in store for us!

Which is why our stories will be shared in a documentary. It will capture our lives, our journey, as well as our outlook on living with cancer and our hope for others battling their journey. As of now, there are many opportunities to use this documentary internally with this pharma company, but an even a greater chance to make it viral. Whatever the outcome is for its use, our sincere hope is that it will touch at least one person, and make a difference in their lives, just as Mary Lou and I have done for each other.

I am grateful to God, to Julie, and Mary Lou, for allowing our story to be heard to inspire, empower, and educate others in their journey.

Healthy Wishes,

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