My Grandmother is a Fighter

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Breast cancer awareness is very important to me because there have been so many people in my life who have lost their lives to the disease or been affected by it.  I almost missed knowing my grandmother because she developed breast cancer. My grandmother is a fighter, and she opted to have a mastectomy as well as chemotherapy, and I’m glad she did, because she’s now 89.5 years old and very fit for her age. She never gave up; she got treatment and kept fighting. I went to the Susan G. Komen and Bank of America tribute site and created a portrait of my grandma, made from my own words. Through Everyday Portraits, Bank of America felt it was important to put faces to those who have been fearless, heroic and courageous in their fight against breast cancer, and my grandma definitely belongs in that group! For every portrait made, they are donating $5 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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