When I was 16 years old, I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.
A year later, I received the news that my husband had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
I had been told that the only way I could live was to give up my life to help others.
I decided to tell my story publicly.
I was lucky that the cancer didn’t spread.
I was given a month to live and I spent that month working as a nurse, teaching at a children’s hospital, and helping others.
The cancer returned two years later, and my husband died.
It took me two years to recover.
What started as a small act of kindness turned into a project that brought me to the forefront of a movement that was then moving from the shadows to the spotlight.
When I started, I didn’t know what to expect.
I didn, at least at first, realize that it was something I would be able to do with my husband’s ashes.
I also didn’t realize how much it would take to help someone else with cancer.
That’s because when you’re in a relationship with someone with cancer, you don’t always know what they’re going through or what to do about it.
So, I knew there was a need for something that could give me a sense of purpose and closure.
I wanted to create something that would have a meaningful purpose.
I wanted to help people.
I felt that I had to do something for people.
So I decided I needed to start a nonprofit organization and I asked my mother to join me.
She was thrilled.
She’s an actress and has worked with many different organizations.
I started calling her the Director of the Foundation.
We began talking about how we could help raise money and awareness.
We started asking her for advice on how to get started and how to start building relationships.
I really was looking to do a lot for my husband.
He died when I was 18.
And we were both very grateful for the chance to help and learn from him.
I was able to see how his legacy would benefit people and the charities that he supported.
I think he was proud of that.
The Foundation has raised over $5 million to support children’s cancer research and treatment.
And I feel blessed to be able do that.
We’re still on track to raise another $2 million this year.
But it was not until I met my husband and started doing a film about him that I began to understand just how powerful his legacy can be.
My husband died when he was 18 and I’m still the sole beneficiary.
But we were able to get my husband a movie he wanted to see and help others live with his legacy.
He’s now 92 years old and I have three little kids who have never met my father.
I feel fortunate to be part of that legacy.
So what was it like for you to work on this film?
When I first started to think about doing this, I thought I was just doing a small film.
But, when we got to the stage of trying to raise money, I realized that it would be a whole lot bigger than that.
I’m grateful that the film is now available to the world and is reaching people at a much higher level.
I love being a part of this project.
And it has made me realize how important it is to be a part to help the people who need it.
I have never had an opportunity to help a person before, so this was a great way to get involved and make a difference.
I love that people are talking about this, that we’re raising money, and that we’ve gotten some really positive attention.