Monday, October 12, 2015 we got the news that my 26 year old sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. Of course when I found out I was with my Dad in San Diego we were in a CVS. He turned to me and said.. it’s cancer. Immediately I said, your joking… but he wasn’t. The shock wave took over my body and a ball swelled up in my throat. Was this really happening? Was this really happening to my older sister who was only 26 years old? Tears streamed down my face as I was on the phone with my little sister. She was in hysterically crying to me. When Jill was 16, her best friend was diagnosed with brain cancer. It was really difficult on Jill and I felt as if she was having some sort of PTSD when she found out the news about Meghan.
Even though tears were rolling down my rosy cheek I didn’t have any negative thoughts in my mind. I only knew that she was going to be able to fight this and defeat it. I knew that I had to be the one to be strong and tell my family that as long as we stay positive, keep it light, and support her with overwhelming love that even this won’t dull her sparkle.
Meghan is my older sister and has a heart of gold. We always have gotten into fights but I guess thats what happens when you have sisters that are each 2 years apart. I am the middle child so I was the one my parents made the rules for. Meg was the one that made the rules, and Jill was the one that the rules didn’t apply to. Meg has went to Guyana twice to help the boy orphanage. Every year she raised money and sent Christmas presents to the children. One year it was over $1000 to ship all the presents that she received from people.. but she didn’t care. She only wanted to help them and bring a little sparkle to their life.
I know in my heart of hearts that Meghan is going to be okay. It is going to be a journey but we are all ready to fight and kick cancers ass. This blog is for you to follow Meg’s journey, whether you know her or not your support means the world. Meg, Jill, me, and my cousin Cindy will be updating this blog for you so you know everything that is going on.
For me writing out my feelings helps me cope with the present. She Sparkles is a way for all of us to get out all of our intense emotions about what Meghan is going through. We know she will beat breast cancer, she will win this battle and we will be with her every step of the way. Meg has touched so many people’s lives it is time for us to touch hers.
If you would like to donate to Meghan’s journey you can HERE. And if you can’t donate just your prayers and support are enough to keep her sparkle shining bright.