Breast Cancer Sucks
CURLS is a huge supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Knowing the power women hold and the pain that can come along with that feminine power, we are here to pay tribute to the many strong women who have been hurt from the horrors of Breast Cancer. To honor you, we are donating the proceeds from our October promo to the American Cancer Society.
We’ve connected with three beautiful survivors who, though patience, perseverance and faith, overcame. Let’s connect with three strong survivors.
Micha Logan also known as @ml6 on air, working as a media personality for 103.1 WEUP who not too far after graduating college, in 2013 was diagnosed with stage 2-breast cancer. After chemotherapy and recovery, her message for women has been that you can live through it, touting, “ you may have cancer, but it does not have you.” In her book “ Just for a Season,” she shares her story of triumph. Thank you for being a transparent, source of strength for women.
Tara Wall, known as the “best in the west” cosmetologist who has styled most of her clients for over two decades before being diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer with the “brca2” genetic cancer gene. This unique gene can increase your chances of becoming diagnosed with the harmful disease. According to the National Cancer Institute, “About 12 percent of women in the general population will develop breast cancer sometime during their lives. By contrast, according to the most recent estimates, 55 to 65 percent of women who inherit a harmful BRCA1 mutation and around 45 percent of women who inherit a harmful BRCA2 mutation will develop breast cancer by age 70 years.”
Never the less, Tara Wall is a survivor. Crediting most of her victory to the support of her family, friends, church family and Christ himself. She shares how difficult it is to go this journey on your own and shared the physical and emotional trauma associated with the fight after chemotherapy by explaining the “chemo brain,” characterized by an exhausted mental capacity and complete loss of focus amidst the physical pain within the deepest part of your bones.
Her biggest support came from her daughter, Nichelle Wall. To Nichelle she states,” I could not have made it without you. In those days I didn’t think I would make it. You have always been there with something positive to say. Even later when I had to get a hysterectomy 1 year later, you were so strong. Thank you.”
Kindred spirits- Tara’s friend, Denise Emery was shortly diagnosed with breast cancer after the onset of Tara Wall’s. She shares her stage 2 experience by describing the painful shots of chemotherapy and again, the common “chemo brain.” She recounts a time when she read a book and after 1 hour realized she was only on the first sentence. When asked about the source of her strength she says,” My best friend had recently died before my diagnosis. It was God that got me through it.”
Local support came through her mother and father who traveled every week to attend every chemotherapy appointment with her friend Tara Wall who also accompanied her and her church family. To other women going through this dreadful disease, she urges,” take it one day at a time and don’t do ANYTHING you don’t physically feel you could do. Instead, seek help. “
All three of these ladies attribute faith to their healing and strength. Together we join you in your strong faith. May God continue to bless you and bless those who continue the fight against breast cancer.
To get involved visit www.curls.biz before October 31st to purchase a CURLS Moisturizer, proceeds of sales will benefit the American Cancer Society. www.curls.biz. For more on Micha Logan, visit michalogan.com.