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I TAKE MY HAT OFF

 

On Thursday I met an amazing woman. Renee Amor is charming, generous, funny, and determined. She’s an inspiration. Renee radiates positive energy and passion for her goal to help support local women battling breast cancer.

 

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, Renee underwent a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation treatments. In 2007 Renee’s oncologist found a lump in her neck and cancer through her lymph nodes, chest and lungs. Renee is fighting the disease again, yet she finds the energy and enthusiasm to help women suffering a similar plight. In December, Renee opened the Pink Ribbon Café in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Renee donates a percentage of the profits to help local women with breast cancer.

 

How does she do it? Renee believes in the power of laughter and positive thinking. She looks for the upside in everything. “Losing your hair isn’t totally bad. I didn’t have to shave my legs and underarms!” Renee manages by digging deep down inside for her inner strength and with the support and kindness from her family, good friends and the staff at the Center for Cancer.

 

After spending only an hour in Renee’s presence, I found myself extremely motivated. If Renee can open a new business, battle cancer and raise funds in the fight against breast cancer, then I can stop whining about long hard days at work interfering with my writing goals, and do something about it. I need a new attitude, one that looks on the bright side and to what I will accomplish. I can do it. I will do it. I love to write and I love to laugh.

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kellyrfineman
Jul. 6th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
Very inspiring post. And I kno how write you are about loving to write and to laugh. See you tomorrow.
juliewinkler
Jul. 6th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
Change of venue for Thursday writing? I vote yes!
writerjenn
Jul. 8th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
Go Renee! Go Angela!
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