Monday, August 19, 2013

The Day That Changed My Life - When Cancer Strikes Two In One Family

Summar Ruelle worked really hard to lose the weight she had gained during her pregnancy. It was time to get her body back and improve on her health and wellness. In fact, her exercise and diet rewarded Summar with a loss of 60 pounds. You can only imagine how great it was for Summar to see the progress she was making.

Sadly, things took a different turn when Summar felt a mass in her left breast. At first test of a mammogram did not show anything. However, an ultrasound and further tests indicated that Summar had Stage IV breast cancer which had spread to her lymph nodes, spine, ribs, hips and collar bone.

As if it could not get any worse, a week later, the three year old daughter Sapphire was diagnosed with leukemia. Needless to say, all of Summar's concerns for her own health were now refocused on her baby's diagnosis. Our thoughts and prayers are with Summar, Sapphire, Pascal(husband/dad)and their son as this journey is certainly a challenge that affects the entire family unit. Learn more about The Ruelle Family and how you may help. Please share their story - someone else may also be able to also help this family.

While each journey is unique, we all share a common theme - cancer changes our lives forever.

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