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Liza’s Story

Liza was diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer Dec 13, 2010. She completed chemo, radiotherapy and bilateral mastectomies in 2011. In December 2012 she was diagnosed with a recurrence, with brain and liver metastases. She has completed Gamma Knife for the brain lesions and is currently on oral chemo: Xeloda and Tykerb. 

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As everyone is aware, it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Normally I cringe at "Pinktober" for lots of reasons.  But this year something special happened.  The American Cancer  Society called me and asked if I would like to participate in thier awareness campaign during the Seahawks game on October 12th.  I get to bring a guest, attend a special breakfast in the green room at the stadium, walk the field at half time, and an attend the game of course.  I am honored to be asked to represent the American Cancer Society and all those who are or have had breast cancer effect their lives.  For the past 4 years, I have pareticipated in the American Cancer Society's  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in our local community.  It is the only breast cancer event that I have participated in.  I choose this event because the American Cancer Society was there for my family when we needed them after my diagnosis.  I believe in where the funds raised at this event are utilized.  And now I walk in this event to call more attention to stage 4 breast cancer; the diagnosis that no one talks about.  As a stage 4 cancer patient, I understand what it is to live with this disease on a daily basis.  I understand what the reality of this diagnosis is.  No one wants to talk of mortality from Breast cancer. Everyone wants to talk about prevetions and early diagnosis.  More time and attention need to be spent helping all the people who live with and fight stage 4 breast cancer every day.  So I choose to pareticiapte in this walk as a way to be active in helping this cause.  My team name is Liza's Living Life and it has been since the beginning.  I am and will continue to live my life to the fullest despite my diagnosis.  I am attaching a link to my team page.  This year is special to me, as I was invited be a participant in their event at the Seahawks game.  I woudl like to give back.  Also, it has almost been 2 years since my metatatic diagnosis and I am stable.  For that I am very grateful.  May people with my diagnosis don't make it to this point.  This is my change to give back and spread the word.  I apprecaite any  and all donations. If you are in our area and want to join me, just  send me a note.  The more the merrier.  

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY14GW?team_id=1681007&pg=te...

Thank you very much for yoru continued support. I will write a separate post about my current status.