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June 10, 2008



I'm thankful for my family! My dad went through 3 years of chemo and has been in remission for 7 years! Praise the Lord,he has seen me and my sister get married and has 3 grandkids. I can't imagine our family without him. I will be praying for you to have complete restoration of your health!!

Tara Cole

I am thankful for my family and the small mid-west town that I have moved to. Life here is a much slower pace and makes you appreciate the little things a lot more!


I am grateful to be progressing. I am grateful to be living. I am grateful to be learning.

Lois Wood

I'm grateful that the treatment for cancer has come so far. My father passed away from cancer 4 days after he turned 64, which is so young, but that was over 30 years ago. I pray for your speedy recovery. You're an awesome woman to share your story and to make more people aware of the signs and the courage to take the treatments. God speed!

Lois Wood

I'm grateful that the treatment for cancer has come so far. My father passed away from cancer 4 days after he turned 64, which is so young, but that was over 30 years ago. I pray for your speedy recovery. You're an awesome woman to share your story and to make more people aware of the signs and the courage to take the treatments. God speed!


I'm thankful for my family. I am able to stay home with the kids and they amaze me everyday.

Cherie Goff

I am thankful for my family, my great church, my health, my house, and the list can just go on and on. We are all truly blessed when we just take the time to stop and think about it for a few minutes. Life isn't always perfect and good but the experiences that we go through do make us stronger and they make us realize just how precious life really is. I could keep rambling but I will stop. I pray that you will get a clean bill of health and that everything will be fine. Thanks so much for celebrating with us.

Brandy Baucom

I am thankful for God, Family, health and life. My mom had uterian cancer a couple of years ago while my aunt had breast cancer at the same time. Today they both are doing great with no after effects. :) I am praying you will have the same prognosis. :) Good luck and God bless.
Brandy Baucom


I'm thankful that my family is healthy,happy,and blessed. I'm thankful that cancer treatment has made the progress it has since it claimed the life of my grandfater.
May God continue to bless you for all the blessings you bestow upon those of us you inspire!!


What an amazing story of courage and survival, wow, I am in awe!! I am thankful for so many things, one of them is the technology today that can connect people, like this blog connects you to me, though you don't know me, I've been reading and following and being inspired by your story, art work, etc, how amazing!!!

Angie C.

I'm grateful that I have an amazing son...that I have the most wonderful husband who works hard so I can be home with my son...that I have a great life...


WA-HOO for completed treatments! I love today's comment "prompt." I decided to copy and paste what I posted on my daughter's caring bridge page last month, because it describes how I feel every day.


I am SO thankful for my beautiful children. For the fact that I get to hold them, snuggle them, give them hugs and kisses and tell them I love them a hundred times a day. I am thankful for dirty diapers, sloppy kisses, temper tantrums and colostomy bags. I am thankful for naps refused, peek-a-boo and toys strewn all over my house. I am thankful for "I wuv you too Mom," tickles and never having time for myself.

I could not ask for anything more.

I am just SO thankful.

Congratulations on making it through and getting to this wonderful milestone!

Deb Wisker

Kudos to you Melissa for your strenght to fight and your will to live. You, like my mother and mother-in-law are heroes in my eyes.
Be well!

Sherry H

I am thankful that my Grandma is now 40 YEARS cancer free after having breast cancer! Stay strong Melissa!


i've been thinking about you and sending healthy vibes your way!!
i'm thankful for each day


I'm so thankful for my health, a friend has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and it does make you stop and think.
Thanks for sharing your journey.

toni archer

just a note to let you know I'm thinking and
praying for you....had not heard/read about any of your life changing moments until now.
Wishing you continued success in your battle
with this God-awful disease.

I am grateful for life...being able to live
everyday with the people I love: the husband who rocks my world, the children I am blessed to have, and the immediate family members who support me through it all, and the friends who are there for me when I need them the most. Grateful for them is putting it mildly.


I am thankful for my wonderful family. I try to tell them often that I love them and in return they tell me that they love me. You are an amazing woman...keep fighting!!


I am thankful for the strong women in my family that lost their battles with cancer but made me believe you have to keep going everyday. I am keeping you in my thoughts while you wait for your results of your surgery.


I am so glad your treatment is going well!!! This week I am thankful for the advancment of medicine... My grandma died of breast and ovarian cancer and my aunt is battling her 4th time... So they did a gene study ad she has the brca1 and 2 genes(breast and ovarian cancer gene mutation).. so my dad did his and he had the brca1 gene so I got tested, the results just came back and I do not have the mutation!! I was so relieved to know that my children do not have to worry about this gene mutation, as the thought of them having to battle like I have seen my aunt is heart breaking. Modern medicine is amazing and I am truly grateful for it! Now I hope that both of my sisters test negative!!


I am thankful for my dear husband and the sacrifices we make for each other to make sure we are both happy mentally, physically and spiritually.

You are a wonderful woman Melissa and you are in my thoughts and prayers.


You are an amazing woman and your positive attitude throughout your fight with cancer is inspiring.

Raechelle Bellus

You are a strong and amazing woman Melissa. Just seeing this photo speaks volumes about your determination and strength. I pray that I never have to go through something like this, but if I do, I want to draw inspiration from you.
I am most thankful for my family, especially my beautiful and healthy children. I am thankful that the good Lord watches over us and blesses us in every way imaginable. Blessings are all around and this is something to be grateful for.
You will be in my prayers.


I am truly thankful for my life.. all of it. Its not a perfect life, but it is mine and I am truly thankful for it.

Stay strong Melissa. You show us every day that you need to fight for what you love!!! I will be thinking of you and sending you healing vibes all the way from Toronto, Canada.


I am thankful to enjoy each day with my children and see and hear my son and daughter laughing and playing together

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