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Nov 15, 2017
My name is Sharon Lecher. I am 43 years old. I am a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and co-worker. My kids are my world. Michael is 14 and is growing into a fine young man. I could not be prouder of him. Johanna is my little “mini me”. She is 8 and has matured so much in the past year. She is so sweet, so funny, and so incredibly smart. Izzy was our surprise but I can’t even begin to imagine life without her. She is so sweet and fun and full of energy and enthusiasm. I have been married to my husband, Carl, for twenty years and love the life that we have built together. I can’t imagine this crazy thing called life with anyone else.
In April 2011, just a few short months after the birth of our precious Isabella, I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. It was one of the last things that I expected and as you can imagine, certainly threw our family for a loop. I tend to be a positive person so I was determined to beat this. Following chemotherapy I underwent a bilateral mastectomy followed by reconstruction. Following surgery I was told that I had a complete pathological response to the treatment with no evidence of residual disease. We of course, were thrilled! I did very well until 2015 when I was diagnosed with a recurrence in my axilla – again chemotherapy, surgery, this time radiation, and an oral chemo regime. In the past few weeks I began having headaches, nausea, and dizziness. Unfortunately it was determined that I had brain metastasis and have started radiation. Chemotherapy will start in the near future.
I have a lot of goals in life that I am still planning on accomplishing. Carl and my primary goal is to keep our kids’ lives as normal as possible. Other goals include watching Michael kick in a Hamilton Heights High School Football game, seeing Izzy make her First Communion, watching Johanna continue to grow and get smarter, and overall being here to see my kids grow up! I love them so much and cherish every moment I have with them!! We now, even more so than ever, enjoy the small moments in life! Every day that we get to spend with those that we love is a blessing and should never be taken for granted!