Breast cancer survivor Karen Fletcher shares her story and advices people to stay positive.
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My name is Karen Fletcher I have been hopefully a survivor here now for 18 years and that actually happened in 1989 and you know how you hear like make lemons out of a lemonade and that things will get better and that kind stuff, you go hit when I was going through a chemo and you know you’d run into people at the grocery store and stuff like that where they were really all upset because they couldn’t wash their hair and that was the one good thing I didn’t have to worry about. I just took it off and put it to the side and then just look around you, look at all the great things that are going on around you where people are supporting things like this and if you really pay attention you’ll realize. A lot of people have been through more than just breast cancer but breast cancer and we survived the technology and the strides they’ve made with medical, everything that has to do with the process has been great. I mean if I’d had it done probably five years before I did I would have it done a mastectomy. You know for the type of cancer I had and so I don’t know what now 18 years later. I mean who knows maybe they can just give you a shot and hopefully something like that will happen but I mean just keep a positive outlook and share your story because you do needed and give people that hope that you’ve been around for 18 years and you know I was worried about my kids are going to grow up and I had a nine-year-old and 12-year-old at that time just when you are really getting into al the baseball games and basketball games and football games and I just thought I’d never see them grow up and go to college and give me your and now I’ve been able to do that and I’ve had hope that all see my grand children. I’m a survivor.