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Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Celebration!!!

As many of you know, my youngest daughter, Kerith, was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago in January. She had successful surgery and is doing really well -- no thanks to a wild driver on a California  freeway yesterday causing her car to tumble three times!! She spent the afternoon in the Emergency Room, but was home last evening and feeling good all things considered!! But the wonderful thing I wanted to share with you today is a video made by the cancer center where she went for her surgery and starring none other than my lovely daughter!! I hope you can find a few minutes to watch it. It is an inspiration for all! 




31 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

A beautiful, beautiful video! Kerith speaks so calmly about her challenge! So inspiring! Thank you Sylvia so much for sharing this! You should be so proud as should your daughter!

LV said...

THANK YOU FOR SHARING SOMETHING SO PERSONAL. YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE PROUD. BLESSINGS TO HER AND ALL THE FAMILY.

Kathe W. said...

thank you Sylvia- you must be so proud of your daughter! Bless all of your family.

Stewart M said...

Thats a great video - hope the road ahead is free of "rocks" and crazy drivers!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Beverley Baird said...

What a beautiful, vibrant woman your daughter is - with such an inspiring story! How proud you must be of your daughter and the daunting journey she had to take.
All the best to her.

Angie said...

She is amazing!

magiceye said...

Great to hear she has fought bravely against dreaded cancer and murderous drivers! Good on her for being an inspiration to so many others!

lotusleaf said...

Dear Sylvia, thanks so much for sharing this wonderful video of your lovely daughter.I wish her good health throughout her life.

SandyCarlson said...

I am happy for your daughter but sorry about her hassle on the road! She is a really wonderful person, like her mom.

Paula Scott said...

It is such a wonderful story! Although, what an incredible shakeup to have a rollover happen a year to the date of the breast cancer date. As a mom, I can imagine how you must've felt. But, so happy to hear she is OK and what a beautiful young woman! She looks so much like you! Gorgeous.

Indrani said...

Very inspiring video. Too bad the accident. Hope she recovers fast!

Betty Manousos said...

thank you so much, sylvia for sharing this beautiful video of your precious daughter, kerith. very inspiring too.

i am sorry about her hassle on the road but so happy to hear she is okay.


what an amazing woman your daughter is!
bless all of your family!

big hugs!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

That was lovely Sylvia, you have a wonderful daughter! So pleased she's OK after the accident too!

Betty Manousos said...

just stopping by to watch, again, the video.

your daughter is very beautiful!
and a wonderful young woman!

all the best,
xo

Merisi said...

Wonderful mother and daughter!

Merisi said...

Wonderful mother and daughter!

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh, sorry to hear about the accident, hope she recovers 100% very soon!
God bless you!
Cezar

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What can I say Sylvia, you were so right to say that your beautiful daughter is an inspiration, she truly is. I can only imagine the fright you had when you heard about her accident..I think she is very special and someone is definitely looking after her.

cieldequimper said...

Oh Sylvia, that's wonderful. Kerith tu es très belle !

Margie's Musings said...

What a wonderful story and such a strong and beautiful woman, Sylvia.

clairz said...

What a beautiful and strong young woman. You must be so proud, Sylvia!

gigihawaii said...

What a beautiful woman your daughter is, Sylvia! To go through what she went through and still come out of it a joyful person is simply incredible. I admire her so much. Good luck and best wishes, Kerith. Aloha from Hawaii!

TexWisGirl said...

my goodness, sylvia, she is a beauty and a true bright spirit! SO glad she wasn't seriously hurt yesterday! oh my gosh, that must have been terrifying!

Betsy Adams said...

What an awesome story your daughter has to tell. What a beautiful young lady. I know you are so proud of her. Sorry about the car accident.. Bless her heart.. BUT--with her attitude, she can get through ANYTHING... God Bless her--and you, Mom.

Hugs,
Betsy

Andrea said...

I thought I was would cry when I started watching, such a beautiful women and such a terrible experience ... But your daughter's calm, gentle, comforting manner of explaining what she went through, put me at ease. I can never imagine the fear and the disappointment she experienced. But I do the know the joy of her happy ending, having seen it many times in my own nursing career. God Bless this child and her wonderful supportive mother.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter's story Sylvia. That is a wonderful film. Kerith truly is an inspiration to us all.

Karen said...

I'm so happy she is healthy again Sylvia!

Ebie said...

What a trooper! Very inspirational. Does she live in the Southern or Northern CA?

BTW, she has your resemblance.

Christine said...

You have a beautiful daughter and she has a wonderful story! I am so happy for you both and I wish her a long and healthy life. Thank you so much for sharing this, Sylvia!

Jack said...

Wow. You put that triple rollover in there almost as a parenthetical phrase. Phew! I am so glad for her and for you that she came out the other side OK. AND, the video is powerful. You have raised a strong young woman, Sylvia.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Sylvia yo must be so proud of this amazing beautiful daughter you have!
What a fantastic example to other patients she is .. I was truly touched by her story and her strength. I just found out recently my older sister died of colon cancer for years ago (complicated story of a family in shambles I am sad to say) she was only 54 and I was too late to reach out to her and connect with her again .. it breaks my heart. But seeing your daughter and her perseverance through this very frightening time is so uplifting .. thank you for posting this : )
Joy

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