THE POWER OF PINK SERIES

I Am...the Power of Pink! 

We’d like to start off by expressing our gratitude for Barb sharing her story with AWJ. We sat and talked to Barb before the interview and could instantly tell that Barb was a planner.  She typically knows what she’s going to do, when she’s going to do it and how it’s going to get done. She is a wife, a friend, a personal trainer and a lover of animals who cares deeply for her horses. Naturally, we assumed that her interview would be very direct, ‘matter-of-fact,’ and straight to the point…we have never been so wrong. Barb’s walk with breast cancer is one of submission and trust.  It’s a story of having to let go of your personal daily the routine and having to find the inner strength to walk a path of the uncertainty while gaining a new perspective of live. Barb, we would like to thank you for openly sharing your fears, your raw emotions and your honesty with us and others who have been affected by breast cancer.

If I were given one word to describe Aunt Lynn it would be graceful. I’d then ask if I could use words such as, strong, honest, poised and finished. Aunt Lynn’s walk with breast cancer is one of faith and taking control of your treatments. It’s a story of feeling as if the world is moving on without you and finding the strength to re establish yourself as a woman. After leaving Aunt Lynn’s house our AWJ staff member found a new appreciation and respect for a woman they’ve know their entire life.
Thanks for sharing and we hope to see you see soon.

I Am...the Power of Pink!

I could probably write for days about our experience with Mark and Maura, but I’ll keep it short and let their story speak for itself. This interview was intimidating, fun, emotional, enlightening, and life changing all at the same time. We spent about five hours together that day and the entire process was very organic. Mark came over only to support his wife, but ended up on camera. Maura came over to share her experience with breast cancer, but ended up talking to me about my father’s passing. Mark and Maura came over as strangers and we ended up spending time with their family and friends on Thanksgiving. Mark and Maura, we appreciate your vulnerability and honesty during your interview. All of us here at AWJ love you guys and wish the best for you and your family.  Continue to be that ‘bright pink light.’  

I Am...the Power of Pink!

Alison is not an assertive person by nature. The first story she wanted to share was how proud she was when she stood up to the mechanics at her dealership for trying to overcharge her for a service for her car. This may not seem like much to some, but her it was another small step towards her independence. Alison’s walk with breast cancer is a story about loss and a beautiful testimony of gain and growth. Alison is really a fun-loving woman with a sweet spirit of understanding and forgiveness. Alison believed in the Story a Story, Change a Life. ™ mission of AWJ and stepped outside of her comfort zone to ‘inspire, encourage or help someone else.’

 

Thank you, Alison.

I Am...the Power of Pink!