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December 12, 2015

44 days left


Daily Personal Video Message:

Today was a good day! I was able to sleep nearly 12 hours last night – this gives my body time to heal and my mind to gently be placed on pause. After getting up and out of bed, I was able to visit my friends Belinda & Steven Bylund, Belinda’s mom who I naturally call grandma along with exchanging a quick few laughs and problem solving moments with Richard, the Bylund’s son. I am incredibly fortunate to have friends like the Bylund’s, they offer comfort, support, and are positive people to spend time with. As I drove home from their house, it reminded me of where I was at four years ago before this breast cancer diagnosis. At that time in my life, I was so closed off from accepting love, caring, compassion, and comfort rather I was all about giving, but entirely closed to receiving. I still remember the moment I chose to change that forever – to be open to receiving – and it has been fabulous ever since! I have developed deep forever friendships with a close group of friends . Equally, I continue to have opportunities to cross paths with wonderful, insightful, giving, compassionate, laughter filled, gracious, and loving individuals. Life is good. There are moments when I forget that I have been told I have terminal breast cancer, that I am nearly bald, or that my body aches from the inside out. I love and cherish these tiny moments. Most often these moments are experienced when I am in the company of those that love and care for me.  I treasure these moments forever.

What weighs on my mind right now is twofold - first, trusting that my friends, family, and strangers, will support my treatment fundraising efforts secondly, trusting that the treatment will heal my body giving me a second chance at life. This journey has been rich with experiences that continue to push me beyond my safety zone as I grow and develop my inner self. Trust is something that, for me, is easily shattered. I consider my current circumstances as one of opportunity, learning deeper lessons as I seek to become a better person. This lifetime offers the opening to leave a positive and impacting imprint in this world; I think I am heading in the right direction. How amazing is it that all of you reading have the opportunity to be a part of giving someone, me, a second chance at life? How amazing it is that I am able to be the recipient of a second chance at life – it is quite an inspiring pairing.

Please donate to my treatment fundraiser and be a part of giving me a second chance at living. Thank you for believing in me and for wrapping me in love and support. Don't give up on me.

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Christina Garrett
PO Box 192
Philomath, Oregon 97370

Today, I am hopeful~