Did you know I was a centerfold?
Oh, yes I am.
Last year, the Orange County Register ran a special edition section in support of the annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure. Weeks earlier they were looking for survivors to write a personal piece about their experience with breast cancer and I was chosen! The article was easy to write. The newspaper sent a photographer out to our house to take pictures my daughter and I since the topic was being a mother and having cancer. It was actually pretty fun. I couldn’t believe it when we got the paper that Sunday morning.
Here’s a re-post of what I wrote on my old blog last year.
Monday, September 20, 2010
“The Girl with the Big Head”
I came downstairs and found the Sunday paper, a Starbucks coffee, and a cake doughnut with sprinkles sitting on the kitchen table. I asked my husband, “did you look at it yet?”
“It” was the special insert the Orange County Register added to the newspaper in support of the upcoming Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, September 26th. The insert featured several Orange County women and their stories of how they have battled breast cancer. And I was one of them!
Holy sh*t! That’s a HUGE photo of me and Miss Thing on the cover! And then, in the centerfold, was an even bigger photo of me and my little girlie! And the dreaded double-chin photo! But, I didn’t care. I was beyond proud to see my words in print!
I was giddy all morning. I received a ton of very nice emails, phone calls, tweets, and FB messages about my story. My husband joked that my head was getting bigger by the second!
I was so appreciative of the feedback and best message I received was a text from my Dad that said “It’s amazing, it will help others!” I certainly hope it does!
If you haven’t had a chance to read my essay about balancing breast cancer and raising a child, please click here to read it. I’d also like to say THANKS A MILLION to Mommy’s Still Fabulous for the quickest proof-read and edit! You are tops in my book, girl!