My mother was 34 when she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. It was aggressive and doubled in size in the few weeks between diagnosis and surgery. She had a radical mastectomy, radiation, and chemotherapy. It was 1977. I was 6-months-old.
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The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation's "SMA Community Grants" program has made financial grant contributions toward uncovered, tangible expenses associated with the challenges of SMA. We have helped families with the costs of an accessible van, home modifications, wheelchair repairs, lift system,...Read More >>
The SMAsh Dash in Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas was a huge success! For the third year in a row, Rusty and Jessica Hastings gathered runners, walkers, children, SMA families, and companies to help change SMA. As avid runners themselves, creating the SMAsh Dash was a natural fit and their daughter,...Read More >>
My darling big girl, today you are 10. Ten years we are parents. 10 years adoring you.
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Gwendolyn drew this. It was her first-grade self-portrait. She chose to include her bipap, her butterfly bow, her long hair and a striped shirt. She also chose the words, "I am happy." This was all Gwendolyn. No guiding or pushing in this direction. Other kids chose things like "I am a...Read More >>