Most moms make many sacrifices to help their children, to encourage and support them. Moms with breast cancer struggle to continue to parent their children.
Rhonda Lassiter is a single –parent mom with two sons in high school who play football. When she told her sons she had stage 3 breast cancer, one of them said he didn’t want it to change her.
Imagine the courage and determination it took for Rhonda to ask the nurse at her first chemotherapy treatment to hurry up. She had a game to attend and her own regular seat there.
How many breast cancer moms would finish chemotherapy at 3:15 pm and be on the road to their sons’ football game by 4:00 pm? Rhonda did it.
That breast cancer mom endured four surgeries and still didn’t miss a single game. What a cheerleader.
Imagine a breast cancer patient going from the recovery room to her sons’ football game. Rhonda wouldn’t think of missing a game. The team players wore pink socks in her honor. Arrangements were made for her to watch the game from her car, but she insisted on sitting in her regular place. That way her sons could see her.
Rhonda Lassiter suffers from nerve damage to her legs, which prevented her from returning to her job. She dreams of returning to work and getting her life back. With her fighting spirit, she will probably succeed.
Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega January 11, 2012