Mother and daughter pose for Breast Cancer Awareness

I love the colour pink! I love that in October people show their support for breast cancer by dying their hair pink. I can’t dye my hair pink as I have dark brown hair and the hair dressers refuse to even try. BUT what I can do is a photo-shoot to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Jean-Mari contacted me with her mother’s story:

My mom and I are very close so close, in fact, that I would say she is my best friend.

It came as a major sock to us when she was diagnosed with breast cancer October 2013. With me living in Port Elizabeth and her in Pretoria it made me feel lost and so broken as I couldn’t be with her when she went through her mastectomy.

When the results came that she needed Chemotherapy I immediately booked a flight to help her through this incredibly tough treatment however I missed the first two chemo sessions as I was going through fertility treatment.

When I finally arrived in PTA to stand by my mom she had already lost all her hair but still looked like the gorgeous woman she is. We found out that I was 6 weeks pregnant at the time that I arrived. We would some days laugh as we both were extremely tired and nauseous together. So through this very tough life changing ordeal there was always our happy little butterfly fluttering away in my belly that reminded us to be thankful for each and everyday we get to spend together.

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Cancer has touched us all and Jean has done the best job every to make all of that horrible reminders into a very special memory for us. Just us three against the world! My mom is a savior, a fighter and damn good looking and I am proud to be her daughter!Jean-Mari

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