It’s a two-way tie between my sister Marijka and my best friend/sister in spirit - Nancy. Both have been there for me from the time of my diagnosis and have been there to take me to and from appointments, do my cleaning when I was too weak from chemo to providing me with meals and doing my groceries. I am an independent person and having to rely on others has been an extremely difficult and humbling experience for my ego. They’ve helped me out without complaint. I’m so grateful to them.
My best friend forever Shirley has been my staunch supporter since the first day I found the ‘lump’ which became breast cancer and is still my greatest cheerleader 2+ years since I danced with NED. She listened when I needed to vent, she held my hand when I was in pain, she let me cry when I was overwhelmed, she took me to the hospital when I had a serious side-effect, she encouraged me when I was depressed, she made me laugh when I could barely smile, she shaved my head when I lost my hair, she sat with me before I went for surgery, she visited me often & gave me space when I needed it, she walked beside me throughout all the steps & walks beside me still. She truly was for me 100% and she had enough love to give to my husband & daughter when they needed support. Shirley is an amazing human being & I am so grateful for her presence in my life. I am blessed with her friendship.