Hello, my dearest friends...
My oncologist told me over seven years ago that my lifelong relationship with cancer would be "intense and meaningful," and while "intense and meaningful" wasn't always a good thing, it wasn't always a bad thing, either.
My "intense and meaningful" ministry expands with a brand new wrinkle in my "wellness challenge" after being diagnosed last week with a regional treatable relapse of my breast cancer.
What does that mean?
It means...I am rolling up my sleeves to be the breast cancer kickin' survivor and health activist you all know me to be!
It means...I am more committed than ever to the mission of Get In Touch - since I am, once again, intimately familiar with the lifesaving value of "getting in touch" with my own body.
It means...that telling my three children about this relapse was among the most intense moments of my life - but, our love is even more intense, and far more meaningful than anything cancer could ever dish out.
It means...that with God - and each of you - by my side, I will face this "wellness challenge" head on, and show women how to live through a breast cancer recurrence with the same faith and grace and strength that I did the first time.
It means... that I will continue to sign off with the words that say it all...
Mary Ann Wasil Nilan
President, CEO & Founder, The Get In Touch Foundation,
Breast Cancer Kickin' Survivor & Health Activist