7 years ago to this day I had an amputation. This picture isn’t easy for me to share. ( I also apologize for the long caption, this just needs to be said 😘) After a failed attempt at chemotherapy, a tumor that grew rather than shrank, and hours of crying the decision to amputate my leg was made.
We decided amputation was the only necessary way for me to have a quality of life... or a life in general...
Can you imagine that?
Cutting off a necessary tool on your body in order to live a better life? Whhhaaaa? How? I had to trust people I didn’t know to help make a life changing decision. I had to trust my doctors and family that amputating my leg was going to give me a life beyond cancer. It wasnt easy. I was a fourteen year old high school student and gymnast. In my mind boys would only like me if I had legs just as legs were needed to be a professional athlete. These things were all I cared about(eye roll because gross, life is so much more amazing than boys and legs😊🙄-like have you seen puppies on the beach?) Anyway, how was I going to make a life for myself without a leg!? Blind faith and cool parents. Thats how. I trusted that life was more about how you take on each situation rather than the situation as a whole. “The human heart plans the way but the Lord directs the steps.” In my case, the steps were a zig zag but holy smokes am I blessed with the direction my life has gone. Medals aside, I feel I have achieved more in my 21 years than most people in their life time. I chose for myself to keep wanting more. I chose to stand up taller each time I fell down. And I chose to accept the help from those that love me to get me through the hardest moments. This is a smidge of the story but I feel I needed to share ❤️ *2014 Brenna next to fellow cancer survivor and overall BA my Aunt Lou
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