Hi! My name is Lesa and I was diagnosed with breast cancer on June 22, 2007. I have undergone 2 biopsies, sentinel node biopsy, a mastectomy, chemo, radiation, Herceptin and Tamoxifen. I had breast reconstruction Dec. 2008 – my Christmas gift to me! If you want to read all about my battle with breast cancer click here. From the day I was diagnosed right through all the surgeries and chemo and treatments I felt like I was thrown into dark choppy seas swimming for my life. It was a fear-filled, exhausting battle but I can see the calm shores and see some sunshine now. Finally. I thought I was lost but instead I was growing into a different me. (I still am.)
I consider myself a survivor. A warrior. I have earned that title. And any woman who is diagnosed with breast cancer deserves that same title. Survivor/Warrior. Throughout the the darkest time of my life I looked forward to going to my mailbox to see if I had any little envelopes of love waiting for me. Each card I received, that was lovingly handmade just for me, kept me afloat. Made me smile.
For however brief, the moments I felt buoyed, encouraged and loved were priceless. They were my little life preservers. So came the name of this site. Each card sent from LittleLifePreservers.com is lovingly handmade and sent with great HOPE and LOVE to it’s recipient. It is a small gesture but done with BIG love. I hope this service can bring some light into other women’s darkness.
Fight on! Shine on! Lesa
P.S. Some may wonder why I only send cards to women with breast cancer and not men or people with other cancers? This site is very personal for me and I can only relate to what I have endured as a woman with breast cancer. I want to keep this personal. From my heart and from someone who “has walked the walk and talked the talk.