In December of 2010, I began a journey with my best friend, Licia Chaney, and her family. Their daughter and sister, Brandi, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The day that I received that news, I had an appointment with my gynecologist. Not knowing about ovarian cancer, I had many questions for him. The fact that I had a daughter not much younger than Brandi made me want to know more about this disease.
This journey with Brandi and her family, friends and other supporters lasted for fifteen months. Unfortunately, in March of 2012, Brandi lost her battle. There were many ups and downs along the way, but Brandi fought hard and she never gave up. She was and still is an inspiration to everyone who knew her and even to those who just read her story. I am so honored to have known Brandi.
I have teamed up with a group of ladies that consist of ovarian cancer survivors, caregivers and family members and friends of those who have lost their battle with ovarian cancer. Our goal is to spread awareness to as many people as we can so other families don't have to go through what the Chaney family has gone through. We have the same attitude as Brandi: fight hard and never give up. Ladies, listen to your body!