Jamie Towe
Leesburg, GA
Posted 03/28/2007 10:32:08 AM PDT

What an awesome testimony you have and what courage to step up and make a difference. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer 15 years ago. She was so determined that it would not beat her. She struggled through chemo treatments with more courage and determination than I could ever imagine. I thank God everyday for her. She has been my cheerleader and support through a terrible divorce and abandonment. She has made sure my children did not want for anything (sometimes too much), but I can not imagine life without her. Last year, the cancer had returned. She only had to undergo radiation this time and is now again a breast cancer survivor, but those words "The cancer has returned" rocked her and my world once again. I am in the nursing program at Darton College and will graduate in December. This year I decided it was time to take action. As a future R.N. and child of a survivor, I don't want to sit by any longer without making my mark on this disease. I want to step out and step up to do my part in ensuring other daughters get to keep there mothers just as I did. I've known many women and am meeting more and more everyday who've been touched by breast cancer. So my team (Perky Peaks with a Purpose) have decided to walk this year in Atlanta for all the M.D.S.F (mothers, daughters, sisters, friends)! Good luck to you, your team and all those participating. Jamie Towe