Last day of #BCAM2017. Phew!
Today, we met up with Jessica for the first time since her return from her summer hols. We chatted for over two hours on just about everything under the sun, and right towards the end, I got permission to get a picture of Geraldine and Jessica as they are both cancer survivors! G, an actual breast cancer survivor and Jessica had ovarian cancer in her late 20's and more recently, a form of skin cancer. Both are in excellent health now and living life to the FULL.
There is much to be said about the impact these two amazing ladies have had in their respective fields - Geraldine as a teacher and Jessica as a businesswoman - but I reckon the main reason for them surviving is due to their irrepressible will to live and overcome whatever life throws at them, something I find lacking in people even half their age. They will both leave behind a lasting legacy despite not having children of their own.
Over ten years ago, Jessica made a pact with me that when she turns 80, I've got to be there to celebrate the event, so we've got to remain friends and stay in touch with each other! That is less than twenty years away and I will be sixty-eight and a half years old!
In the evening, we had my cousin's daughter over for dinner. (I have now learnt that she is my first cousin once removed, or niece for short.) She is in Dubai for a food manufacturing exhibition. As she lives in Karachi, I don't get to see her very often. After dinner, we took her for a drive to take in some of the sights. I'm hoping she can join us on a dhow cruise tomorrow evening.
In other news, it has been great to watch some of the news clips about the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. That was a really good and much-needed movement that brought us out of the dark ages and into the light. The world is truly a better place for it.
Thank you so much for faithfully clicking on this link throughout the month to help towards free mammograms for those who can't afford them. I hope you continue to visit the site every day. I am so thrilled to live in the age where cancer is no longer an incurable terminal illness. :)