Sunday, July 29, 2007

For Maria:

Life reminder: We are NEVER in control. This is in tribute to my dear friend, Maria Buonarati, who is beginning the biggest fight of her life. Maria has a new baby girl, two young sons, and is the primary financial supporter of her family. While nursing her baby a few weeks ago, she noticed a few lumps in her breast. At age 32, she has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer that has gone into her lymph nodes. She had a whirlwind mastectomy, and in a few days will start a year long aggressive treatment of chemo. The doctors are fairly confident they were able to remove it all, but only time will tell. She is in such good spirits, is recovering well, and just taking life one day at a time. The chemo is harsh, but Maria is a strong woman, if anyone can fight, she can!! She has a great network: supportive husband, friends, family and neighbors. I wish we were still there to help, but know there are so many ready to step in. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

1 comment:

Alaskagirl said...

Oh my gosh!! that is so sad. Thank you for posting that, because I would have not known about it. I will keep her and her family in my prayers. What is their contact info?