"Dee"

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"What a beautiful day it is today! The trees are blooming such beautiful radiant colors, the sun is shining brightly and the birds are singing. You see, this time last year I was battling breast cancer and was flat on my back with no energy from taking chemotherapy. I could hardly move from one side of the room to the other without feeling extremely fatigued.

I couldn’t even go out to too many public places with the fear of catching a cold to make sure my immune system stayed healthy and strong. Just to get the energy to take a shower and get dressed for the day was a challenge, but Thanks be to God, I can smile and say that I am a one year breast cancer survivor (this month in fact) and I have learned to stop and take the time to smell the flowers and to enjoy each and every day.

I lost my mother last month, suddenly and unexpectedly from liver cancer in which neither she nor any of us in the family knew that she had cancer. This was one of the hardest things in life I have dealt with, losing my mother. Every day now, I look up in the sky and say hello to Mom whom I know is in heaven.

It has been a very difficult year but thru it all I still find something to smile about each day and to thank God for another day.

Everyday is a beautiful day to me! So, when you see me smile, please know that it is genuine and I have a lot to smile about and I feel I am too blessed to be stressed!"

Dee Burrell