Warrior

A friend of mine that I used to work with back in Michigan now finds herself battling breast cancer. As I perused the posts on Facebook, one particular post made me stop.

And smile.

And shed a tear or two.

My friend had chronicled her journey in photographs from hair loss to shaving it all off. She was putting herself out there for all her friends and family to see her transformation. I was immediately moved to tears by her bravery, her attitude, but most of all, her determination. Knowing her, I can’t imagine her doing this any other way.

I decided to chat her up and told her that her photos were absolutely beautiful. Her next statement will quite possibly stick with me forever:

“When your hair starts to fall out, it’s either victim or warrior. I chose warrior.”

Yes, you did.

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