My name is Wilma Delgado and I’m a breast cancer survivor. This testimony was actually written last year during SL Relay for Life..but I felt like today was a good day to post it again. This is why I’m walking around the grid today looking like the offspring of Barney and Tinkerbell! In real life I just had my first haircut…only thing is..I sure don’t remember having this much gray mixed in with the blond! Oh well….I’m healthy and happy and I will deal with the gray in my own way. Thank God for good hairdressers and the magical potions they possess.
I’m a bit of a private person but I will tell you a bit about my reasoning for being so vocal about RFL.. I’m a cancer survivor! I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in August of 2004. I went thru chemo and radiation…thinking it was all over and done with. But, this wasn’t to be. I was diagnosed a second time in July of 2007. I finished my chemo in late March. I’m finishing up with my radiation now and I fully intend on being around to spoil my grandbabies SOMEDAY. My son is 22 and a senior in college. I will be here to see those grandkids. I know that. I feel it in my heart.
I think it is amazing at what we can do when we pull together and work towards the goal. SL RFL has been one of the most touching things I’ve ever experienced. I’ve been involved with RFL for many years and I was just as touched at the Survivors Lap in SL as I was my first survivors lap in so called real world. I sat in front of my computer on a beautiful summer day…I sat there all day…couldn’t tear myself away from the computer screen. Everyone came together for the same cause. This is a beautiful thing!
Cancer is a horrible disease but it doesn’t have to be a death sentence. Don’t look at me like I’m sick or a patient..just look at me. ..I’m a mom..I’m a daughter..a sister …a wife…a friend..I am you. Cancer can happen to anyone. Let’s just find a cure.
Please join me at Relay for Life and be generous. Help us Remember, Celebrate and Fight Back against Cancer!
Until there’s a Cure,
Oh, I forgot this part..grins. I walked my Survivors Lap with my 79 year old mother. She is a breast cancer survivor of 40 years! I walked in our honor and in memory of my older sister that lost her fight to ovarian cancer at the very young age of 46.