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"The first thing that comes to mind is a picture that my youngest daughter gave me several years ago... I think it was for year 5, but I'm not sure, and she doesn't remember (I didn't date it). If it was year 5, she would have been turning 13. It is still hanging on my kitchen wall. It is on notebook paper written in pink marker: ink splattered all over it with pink ribbons, and says, 'Wishing you love on the anniversary of the most dreadful news. Love, Miriam.'

"Now, I just took the picture down as I noticed it was ripping...I need to put it in a plastic sleeve to save and hang back up.

"There were lots of little things that people did around my diagnosis and during treatment. People gave me breast cancer bracelets and special amulets for health or related to breast cancer. For years I kept them all with me in my purse. Then a couple years ago I went to a small purse so I had to take them out as there wasn't room for the bag (it was big!)."

-- karen1956, member since February 2006

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