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This is a PSA video which I created for September Gynecological Cancer Awareness month. I hope it can help us achieve the goal of #oneless.

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Happy "National Ostomy Awareness Day" For my brothers and sisters...I am stepping outside of my comfort zone and sharing my pics to remind people that sometimes what isn't seen is just as devastating as what is. No matter what scars we may have, we must not let them limit or define us. Mine serve as a constant reminder of how far I have come yet the challenges which still lie ahead. Never settle for the status-quo! What is...need not always be. So please accept my apology if any are offended as I introduce...Thing 1 and Thing 2 (aka "The Beast") both aptly named...well they are ostomies...you get it. :)

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I love this one. It says it all. Only we can decide how we deal with our illness. We can define our lives for ourselves, or we can let cancer define it. Most people do not even know that I am ill or have ever been ill because I do not go around "looking sick" (whatever that means anyway) My favorite saying to those who question how I "look so well" is "I have cancer, it does NOT have me!" I choose to not let cancer dictate my life. I try to go about my life, as normal as possible, which is far from what it used to be, but I do my best. It is the only way I know to not let cancer win! If someone else has a better way, I am a willing listener. :)

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I had posted a while back about the bumper stickers I designed. I am glad to say that they came in and I love them. If anyone is interested in purchasing one, please let me know. They are $5 a piece. $2.50 for the item and the remaining going towards shipping and my National Cervical Cancer Coalition chapter.

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday.

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In recognizing the ongoing need for awareness and preventative action among women in the area of HPV and Cervical Cancer, I came up with an idea to start a "pledge campaign"

So, today I sat down and came up with a poem and a pledge which I am hoping will encourage women to love themselves...INSIDE and OUT. That it will inspire them to take those actions which they so often are willing to put off as either too inconvenient or uncomfortable, all the while forsaking their own health. I wanted to share it with others in hopes that you find it worthy of sharing with those women in your lives who you care for and love. Hopefully they will begin to love themselves as much as we love them.

I hope you like it.

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Here you go Lira. Until you can get there yourself. :)

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Yes I....You...We...can!

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For anyone who may be looking for theirs....it is right here.

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Bumper sticker I designed for Cervical Cancer and/or Gynecological cancers which I will be selling at Health fair...

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I believe it was Henry Ford who said, "Whether you believe you can or you believe you can't, you are right." Which do you choose to believe?

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'Cause sometimes you just feel tired,
Feel weak, and when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up.
But you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength
And just pull that XXX out of you and get that motivation to not give up
And not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face and collapse.

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