Patricia and a few friends “took the plunge to show off (their) talents” and help support the Rare Chair Affair. Patricia was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in January of 2003 just 3 months after a normal mammogram. After chemotherapy, surgery, more chemotherapy and radiation she was cancer free for almost 5 years. Last September Patricia was diagnosed with recurrent breast cancer, this time it was in her liver and bones. She has been on weekly treatments ever since. Patricia wants people to “be aware of your own body. If you question how you feel go a step further. Be your own advocate.” Although she is not cancer free she says, “I am feeling wonderful. I have amazing family and friend support and wonderful doctors. I often think I got cancer for a reason. It has put many things in perspective and has made me thankful for every day. I have always said that no matter how long you live it is never long enough. Cherish every day!”
Patricia’s Chair: Betty Boop
Do you “Boop”? I have always said that when I grow up I want to be just like Betty Boop. I guess I haven’t grown up yet. I have always loved her . . . cute, spicy, a little bit naughty and a little bit nice.