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Sisters’ Journey Survivor of the Month – Lillie Ennis
Read her story (thanks www.sistersjourney.org)
I began my journey of hope in 2007. At a tender age of 25 years old, I awoke one morning and felt a lump in my breast. At first I ignored the lump because it wasn’t accompanied with pain. The following morning though, the lump was larger. I immediately called a doctor’s office for help. At first the doctor’s office
was dismissive because of my age, but I insisted on getting an appointment.
After several appointments that included a mammogram, an ultrasound and then a biopsy, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I decided to keep my diagnosis private. I was adamant about keeping a warrior mindset throughout my battle. I didn’t want to be sad. I wanted to fight. To my surprise, given my age and no
family history of cancer, I could not comprehend why I was now in a fight with this hideous monster.
My lump was surrounded by a medical condition called a Sarcoid that made the lump inoperable. After a short few months of treatment, I am currently blessed to say I am celebrating 13 years of being cancer free. I am now resolute in dedicating my health and happiness to spreading the mindset that a breast cancer
diagnosis is not a death sentence but rather a spiritual transformation. I travel the world as a motivational speaker spreading my message of hope.
I want you to know the following:
- You are not being picked on. You’ve been picked.
- Everything comes to promote you.
- Follow your gut because early detection is key.
- Be open-minded to alternative options in treatment.
- Comfort can be a killer. Be ready to have the fight of your life because you’re worth it.
- Speak healing and positivity into your life.
- When you come out of this, don’t use the word remission. You are healed.
“My Grace is sufficient for it is in our weakness that His power is made perfect.”
– 2 Corinthians 12:9-11
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Sisters’ Journey will continue to support those in the fight for their lives with monthly virtual support group meetings for the greater New Haven area every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Sisters’ Journey are now having virtual Support group meetings for 3rd Thursday of the month for the greater Bridgeport area.
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Sisters’ Journey will keep communicating to all that early detection is the key to saving lives.
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