She made it. Five years later, and she is still cancer free. Five years is the traditional milestone in the medical community that says, in plain and simple terms, that she beat breast cancer and is cured. Your loved one has finally arrived at the pink ball, and it’s time to celebrate. It’s time to do something really big for her.
When John’s wife Sharon hit her fifth anniversary, they decided to take their whole family to Paris and London. The City of Light, aside from maybe Venice (which we went to as well), is the most romantic place in the world. On a night boat cruise down Paris’s Seine river, her face glowed as we passed the Cathedral of Notre Dame, while their boys, Seth and Isaac, hooted and howled to the people waving to us as we passed under the bridges. Sharon, given her initial diagnosis, was never quite sure if she was going to make the five-year mark. She had friends who never did. Yet here she was, wrapped in her husband’s arms—healthy, happy, and fully healed.
And John was the most grateful husband in the world.
You can also celebrate with other breast cancer survivors at wonderful events like Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events held all over the country. Here, John celebrates his good fortune with his wife Sharon (in white hat), his friend Brenda, and his sister Mary (on his left), all healthy, and all breast cancer survivors.