I don’t know if many of you know that the Breast Cancer Charities of America’s headquarters is in the Houston area. As I try to write this blog keeping with fashion, it is hard to remove myself and mind from the damage that our city is enduring due to Hurricane Harvey at this time. My husband and I have been blessed, minus a small amount of time without power we have not seen any considerable damage to our home or ourselves.
Since Friday we have seen tons of love, support, and a large community coming together to help out a fellow neighbor. From people opening their homes to neighbors and friends who are in extreme floods to donations of food, water and clothing to those who have been left with little to nothing. This has truly been an eye-opening experience for myself in my young adult life.
I work with breast cancer patients all the time who have to choose between paying a light bill or paying for their medical costs. Women and families in danger of losing their homes. And we work tirelessly to try to help each and every woman we can. But what this natural disaster has taught me is that there is no weakness in seeking help, people will not judge or look down upon you for asking for a helping hand, and that the people of this nation are truly willing to open their hearts.
If you ever feel like you are in the dark or in the eye of the storm, so to speak, know that there is light surrounding you. Just as there is not weakness in forgiveness, again, there is no weakness in asking for help. Know that whether you are battling breast cancer, enduring a natural disaster, or just not having the best of days you can prevail with the help of others.
Please keep our hometown in your thoughts and prayers as we keep the woman and families we serve in our thoughts and prayers everyday. We continue to work hard and lend out our hand for you.