My niece, Sheila, is a strong, young lady who has never found life to be easy.
She came to Virginia with her dad when she was about 7 yrs old. Thanks to her dad, she escaped a horrid existence. She lived with me for a good deal of her life and from the foundation of her youth that we provided, she's tough as nails, independent as she can be, and a success in her career as an LPN.
Sheila was recently diagnosed with cervical cancer. By the time it was finally discovered and diagnosed, it was too late for surgery at this time. The cancer had already moved to her lymph nodes.
Sheila is proud and independent as she has had to be all of her life. She has 3 children, ranging in age from 3 yrs to 10 yrs old, but she'll do anything before she asks for a ride or ANY help from anyone. No one is an island, we all need some help occasionally and now, even though she would probably be the last to ask, Sheila needs our help. Now that she's starting her third week of chemo and radiation, her hair has begun to fall out. She's very weak, sick and discouraged. Let's all come together to show Sheila that we care about her and want her to fight this fight!
Let's rally to her side and to her to recuperation. She'll have it from there.
I'm so grateful for any kind words and help from all for my wonderful niece. If you're interested in helping me to help her with her needs, please do not hesitate to ask or offer. You can reach me here or through the email that I used to send you the invitation.
Thank you all so much in advance for your willingness to help and your inspiring words for Sheila here. I hope you will leave journal entries or journal comments as often as you have anything inspirational in mind to say. It will mean far more than you can know at this time.