No one in this world would wish to have a disease, especially those dreadful diseases like cancer. There is a woman, who deals with cancer while having her second baby.
Christine Willet found out about the disease while giving birth to her second child. In 2009, she created the organization, a nonprofit organization that aims to help breast cancer survivors to go on with their lives after what they have gone through.
Willet says that when she first found out about her breast cancer problem, she noticed an itching sensation on her right side. The moment that she scratches it, she felt a large lump; at that moment, she knew that it was terrible.
When she went to the doctor, the latter said that there was a stage 2B cancer. Her pregnancy made the cancer cells come out early, usually it takes six to eight years before the cancer cells manifest. If had not for her pregnancy, she will not even know about it at an early stage.
Willet who was working at a school during those times said that the chemo was smooth since she could do her laundry, and anything one suppose to do.
After the treatment, she joined a cancer awareness group headed by Melissa Burns.
In 2009, she created the cancer awareness group “After the Storm” and manages to raise $10,500 for The Center for Integrative Medicine in Oncology at Middlesex Hospital’s Cancer Center. By the end of 2010, the organization raised $15,000. This year Willet is hopes to raise around $20,000.
Back in 2010, she forms another group dedicated to the younger generation of cancer patients.
One member Sarah Atwell says she is proud to belong to the group. She manages to get strength from other cancer survivors like her.
For this year, the group’s plan on raising money for an event that includes golf and bowling tournament, the Project Pink fashion show, a New Britain Rock Cats game and the Art Bra Runway Show.
The event is going to be held on August 18 at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in Haddam. Tickets sells for $40. Show will start at exactly 7:30 p.m.
Willet currently making plans for an event that would take place on September, where she hopes that the Middletown Spartans Football team would be attending.
Willet’s believes that survivor must find another survivor. They are the only ones that could understand what one is going through.