Friday, October 15, 2010

The smallest survivor ~ Four year old battles breast cancer

I saw a reference to The Stir a Cafemom Blog on Facebook today.  It is a blog post regarding the story of Aleisha Hunter (photo), a 4 year-old from Cambridge, Ontario who is Canada's youngest breast cancer survivor.

Like Catherine Crawford who wrot the post, I too am having a hard time grasping the idea of a 'Four year old breast cancer survivor'.  Clearly this disease knows no boundries, that even our babies need to be gurarded from it at such an early age.  I cannot begin to imagine what her mom was feeling and going through when her little girl was having a mastectomy at the age of 4.  This situation however is very rare.

It is good to be aware that it has happened, and if Aleisha's story serves to educate just one mom in the event they find themselves in the same place, then it has served a greater purpose and we can all learn inspiration from this young survivor!

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