QuickQuote #2 – Words from a Warrior Mother


“Just because a person has cancer, to me that’s not a death sentence. No matter how many people give up on you, don’t give up on yourself.  They might not even fight it. In 1986 when I had breast cancer, it was like it was a journey. I didn’t even know anybody who ever had breast cancer. Now here I am. I know this cancer wants to kill me.  I don’t know if it will or if it won’t. But I made my peace with God and I’m not afraid to die. I just wanna see Laney’s house. And I wanna see Maxine. And Daddy. Just like I wasn’t afraid of no cancer, I’m not afraid to die, either.”
Anita D Russell

3 thoughts on “QuickQuote #2 – Words from a Warrior Mother

  1. Lois Toni McClendon says:

    From a 25 year breast cancer survivor and “thriver:” My mother and aunt had been diagnosed with breast cancer around the same time. So I learned how to walk with faith, hope, and plenty of healing energy from them. Thank you for your words. Cancer is not a death sentence. We learn how to live from the experience.

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