Long-time Komen Philadelphia volunteer, Steven Katz, shares this very special inspiration with a message that mammograms should not stop at any age.
To All My Friends in the Komen Philadelphia Family, with Whom I Share a Passion for the Mission,
Unfortunately, my 81-year-old mother had a reoccurrence of her breast cancer after 25 years. Although it was only stage I, she decided to have a mastectomy. Her friend wrote her this poem. Thought you’d like to see it and share it with others..
It’s time to say goodbye.
You’re not healthy, and that’s why.
I’ve been feeling extremely low,
Since the doctor said you had to go.
But I know it’s really best,
You cannot stay on my chest.
The cancer must go,
So you must too.
It’s the only sensible thing to do.
So now I bid a fond farewell,
‘Cause Monday I’m sending my cancer to hell!