Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sisters To Sisters

October is designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those of you who have followed my blog for some time, you know that my baby sister and best friend, "T" was diagnosed four years ago. You can read the original post dated June 1, 2006.

There are countless ways you can assist in helping to fund research for a cure of this horrible disease. It's as easy as visting the
Breast Cancer web site and clicking a link so that a woman receives a free mammogram or as simple as collecting and submitting Yoplait Yogurt lids to help fund the fight against Breast Cancer. For every lid submitted by December 31, 2009, Yoplait will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure up to $1.5 million with a guaranteed $500,00 donation. Of course, there's the annual Susan G. Komen Walk held throughout the country each year. We can all do something - don't wait until it personally affects you.

I traveled home to Texas this weekend to spend time with my sister and family. T and I had a blast as we always do! And although you can't tell from these beautiful photos of her - she is very ill, suffers and struggles daily. Yet, she continues to inspire, uplift and motivate others who are in need. She has a big heart and is as beautiful inside as her outward appearance.
I'd like to enlist your help - sisters to sisters: For those of you who believe in a higher power - please remember my sister, Teresa and if you feel compelled to do so - please comment with words of encouragement for my "lil sis" as a very special gift of strength to her during this time.

She is indeed my Shero.
(Click photos for greater detail.)


Krystal said...

I will definitely keep Teresa in my prayers.You're right,she is a shero.My mom(my best friend)beat breast cancer twice years ago and she came through shining and so will your baby sister.It's a blessing that she has you for support.Both of you be blessed and stay faithful.

E. RaMona (Alaiyo) said...

I will definitely remember your sister in my prayers.

anthia-ofo said...

I believe God can intervene and I will pray for her. She is beautiful.(She must do all she can to reduce chemical overload and support her body with a good quality all-natural nutritional supplement.)
Many women have beaten cancer and with God's help, she will overcome.Thank God you're there for her to lift her spirits.

Mile High Sisterlocks said...

I commit to pray for Teresa. By the grace of God and with the wonderful people & family he has placed in her life to support and stand with her, she will beat this disease. May faith, courage strength, peace and victory remain with you and your family. BLESSINGS!!!

Felicia said...

Teresa, I will commit to praying for you and your family. I pray that the love and laughter that you are surounded with, will also be the medicine that will strenghten your body and encourage your heart. Please that there are others who don't know you, but we know SOMEONE(GOD) who does, and we will continue to pray until this fight is won!!!

miriam, shawna, tonya said...

Through God all things are possible !!! And she is a true example of that. T is always in my prayers, and every day we get to spend with her is a blessing. She's a fighter she WILL fight this and WIN!! Luv ya

new2locs said...

Teresa is blessed to have a big sis like you!!! I believe I had asked you some time back how she was doing. I am glad to see her looking well although she's still fighting a hard battle. I will do my best to remember her in my prayers, just remember that with God all things are possible.

The Woman Inside said...

Teresa you are a miracle, you’re blessed and highly favored. With the touch of God your body built itself from scratch and with that same touch it is healed. You and your family are in my prayers.

Maryee said...

Tell T I said Hi! You both look fabulous! Many blessings to you!!


Charizma00! Braidlocks and More said...

Your beaitful sister is most definetly in my prayers. Breast Cancer affects my family personally so I make it a point to buy the yoplait yogurt and everything else they sponsor. Because of your blog I am inspired to make a goal of participating in the next walk, in honor of your sister, my grandmother, and te countless others affected by breast cancer.

Anonymous said...

Theresa, my sister had breast cancer. With GOD all things are possible.Through HIM is our strength. Mu Sis, Nel is 5 years cancer free. Prayer changes ALL things. I will keep you in my prayers. WE WILL BEAT THIS BEAST!
Blessings, BARB

Green Tee said...

At the risk of sounding new age-y, I completely disagree with Western Medicine's handling of Cancer. I believe Cancer is big business and no one's looking for a cure so save your money. Or check out

(Off the soapbox) I've not had cancer myself, but I suggest your beautiful sister look into strengthening her immune system with a Organic, Raw Food Diet and exercise. I truly believe in its merits vs. chemo which kills off good & bad cells. I've met and read about folks who've used the body's own abilities to heal by simple lifestyle changes.

It's worth a shot, no? The worst that could happen is that your body is filled with healthy, life-giving foods.

One of the most comprehensive books I've ever read on the subject (and believe me, I've read several books, read countless articles and visited more websites than I could have ever imagined would have existed) and which I'm still reading now is "The Live Food Factor" by Susan Schenck. Well over 600 pages, this book pretty much covers all of your questions but ultimately you will need to use your judgment on what's best for you and your body.

This diet is also touted as a great cancer preventative.

Love, peace and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery!

Anonymous said...

Awww, look at my mama.. That's my heart
I love that woman, keep on keepin on
mama... 1 luv Trece

Helen said...

For the past 2 days, I have been reading your blog from the beginning and enjoying the journey. I have been contemplating sisterlocks when I can find someone in my area to do them. I think its been close to 5 yrs since I've put any chemicals in my hair... and I'm tired of the ponytails.

My prayers are with your Sister T. When I do my walks, I will add a "T" to my memory sheet. My mom is a survivor and still going strong at 91. I've walked 2 BC 3-day walks and would have walked this year, had I not been laid off.
Blessings to you and your entire family in the coming New Year.

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