I have been blessed many times, but one of the greatest gifts the universe has given me is the gift of amazing friends. And not only that, I've had friends who have been in my life since I was in kindergarten! Believe me, I appreciate how special that is, and how lucky I am.
Recently, one of my oldest friends Skyped to tell me some really shitty news - at age 31, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
I was, and still am, total shock. My mind cannot comprehend how this can happen. She's eight months older than I am, has two beautiful boys and lives a really clean life. How is this all possible?
While this sucks balls, it couldn't have happened to a stronger person - both physically and mentally. Her spirits have been good, so far as I can tell, though I cannot imagine what is going on in her head.
To help update her friends and family, and provide a little insight into what it's like to deal with cancer, she's started a blog. Check it out: http://camillekickscancer.blogspot.ca/
And ladies, get to know your boobs! Don't trust that you're too young, or it won't happen to you, because as this has shown me, it can happen to anyone, at any time, regardless of life choices.