In December it will be seven years since my best friend, Suza (Soo-zay) died from breast cancer. She survived for three years after her diagnosis, with many complications along the way. I remember and miss her each day and especially in this month of special awareness.
Suza and I were best friends from sixth grade on. We were best friends through the perils of junior high, high school and college. She was my best friend through the death of both of my parents when I was only 18. We were best friends through weddings, births, and divorces. We were best friends through raising three children each as single mothers. I hope I was the best friend I could possibly be to her during the final challenge of her life.
I won't enumerate all the things you should do in regard to your own breast cancer awareness. We all know what they are. I only ask that you do them.