After being diagnosed with breast cancer I watched our family and friends rally around us to support us in whatever way they could. I watched the concern and worry on my husband’s and children’s faces when they found out I had cancer. Our children were too young to know the details, but smart enough to know something was wrong. In that moment I vowed to fight. After I was done with treatment I wanted to do something memorable for my family so decided I would work hard to get us to Disneyland.
It took 3 years but we did it. The best thing about it, was it was a first of many; first time in a airplane, first time off the island, first time to the mainland, first time to Disneyland (as well as the other amusement parks), and our twins turned 9 on this trip. We also got to share this experience with our amazing friends. They made this trip so much more fun and memorable.
As I reflect on my trip and think what it took to get us there I am reminded anything is possible when you believe. My journey as a survivor has taught me not only how to survive but how to live. Live a life that brings meaning and value to it everyday, small or big for life is too short to sweat the small stuff, even though I do everyday...lol. I’m still working on this one!
Mahalo to all of my amazing Kumumea supporters for making this possible, words can’t express how grateful I am to be able to do what I do and share it with all of you. From our ohana to all of you mahalo nui loa!