I know I am a fortunate one. My mom passed away of breast cancer in 2000. It had come back after 30 years. She was my best friend and the loveliest lady ever. I have a twin sister. I would always kid her that we were little Petri dishes from our mom so when I was given the news that I had breast cancer, one part of me was in shock, the other was not surprised at all.

Fortunately, I work for an awesome orthodontist here in town. Our patients are wonderful. I chose not to tell patients – it was hard enough telling friends and seeing the sadness in their eyes. But eventually one of our patients found out about my diagnosis. She gave me the biggest hug and asked if there was anything she could do. Having donated to ThriveWell, she told me about the organization and all the things the group offers for those affected by cancer. When I found out about the financial assistance I wept. I was really struggling to pay for everything. She and I both agreed it was a GOD-thing. There was no other way to explain it. I am so thankful for the opportunity to know about ThriveWell. The only way I can show my appreciation for such a blessing is to say to those who support the organization, Thank you from my heart. And please know that I will do my best to pay it forward.

With Sincere Thanks,

Julie C.

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