My Unforgettable Journey


I am 45 years old, diagnosed with ovarian cancer in May, 2014. I underwent surgery in July and am currently having chemotherapy treatment. I have a wonderful support system of family and friends, especially my two boys, ages 29 and 9 who both mean the world to me. It’s been a tough road so far but I never would have made it through without a very special person in my life. I call him my “Co-Survivor”, the one who has been by my side from the very beginning of it all. His name is Sam, my sweet little 9-year-old boy. Let me introduce you to him by sharing just why I nominate him for this award.

For that long six weeks of recovery, Sam took the absolute best care of me. Every day he woke me with a kiss and hug and asked me how I slept and how I was feeling. He sat with me throughout the day. He told me jokes, even gave me his favorite blanket. He took over, cleaning up around the house, making sure I was drinking and eating, even helped out with the laundry. We read to each other, watching movies, making each other laugh and eating popsicles. He took on the role of caring for me. Sam sacrificed his summer months, to make me feel the best I could. It was his quest, he says.

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