Glenda McGregor's Bosom Buddy's I am a 50-year-old three-time breast cancer survivor. In addition, I had a heart transplant two years ago because of damage done to my heart through the chemotherapy. My support system through all of this has been my two children, Ryan and Rachel Locke. I was first diagnosed when they were 5 and 3. They are now 19 and 21. Their mother has been in and out of the hospital and quite ill at times throughout their entire childhood. They had to deal with all kinds of pain and fear no children should ever have to deal with but they did it with strength and warmth and always. always gave me the courage and strength to fight and win these battles. They take me to doctor's appointments in Little Rock and take turns staying at the hospital with me -- away from their friends, school and fun. They have had to put themselves through college, buy their own cars and help me when they can. I would like for them to have at least two completely free days when they are the center of the universe. They deserve it..
Shelley Turner's Bosom Buddies story For any woman, being told you have breast cancer is hard. I have heard those words twice in the past 8 years. This second time around was not as hard to take because I knew my sister would be right by my side going with me every where without me ever having to ask for her help. She had to become my strength, my driver, my nurse, and sometimes even my voice. All of my Doctors learned very fast that my sister was there to stay and would explain everything that was going on or would go on to her as if she was the patient. She sat with me through 3 surgeries and made sure that my co-workers and the rest of my family was updated on everything. My sister truly has more strenght than she thinks she does. I would have never made it either time without her. We laughed, we cried we even got mad together. Not only are we siblings, but we are "BBBF"-best bosom buddies forever...I hope she gets recognized for all she has done, I do not feel like my recognizing her is!
Karren Howard's Bosom Buddy's Story: Bosom Buddies story: I am a breast cancer survivor of 6 years and my daughter Misty has been one of my best supports and fan.I had a kidney transplant and 8 months later they found breast cancer,had a lumpectomy and 6 months later it was back. My entire family husband,mom, aunt son,and lots of friends have been wonderful support but my daughter Misty and I have shared some good moments and some bad moments and it has brought us closer to this day.I about 2 years after having had all my reconstruction surgeries I started a collection of anything and everything with the pink ribbon on it and my daughter seen to it that I had just about everything that has been made thus far.she would do anything for me I do believe.She has been there with me all the way and is still standing strong.I believe if it were not for my family and friends and mostly Misty I would not have been able to have had the strength to go on another day.She is the other lifesaver of my life.