I will remember this day as it was a day that put shock waves through my entire family. I was sitting at my desk at work. I remember the eerie text from my older sister, Jen, coming through. It was in the later afternoon after lunchtime. Something in my gut told me this is not good. Regardless, I picked up my phone and called my sister. I don’t remember the beginning of the conversation but what is very clear was being told our mother had cancer and it was serious. I FELT LIKE MY WHOLE WORLD WAS SHATTERING. My heart broke for my mother and tears started streaming down my face as I listened. I then asked to talk to my mom. They were both at the hospital still waiting for more results from the doctor. Once my mother got on the phone, I walked from my cubicle at work and went outside to the parking lot to talk to her. We were both crying, upset, and shocked! How could this happen to my mother who never smoked a cigarette in her life, who works out, who eats crazy things like gluten free cookies, and is one of the happiest, positive people I know? What I learned that day is cancer can reach anyone at any time! A quote from Terri Clark that perfectly sums up this moment, “When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too!