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October 7, 2000

Giving Hope
Vicki Gorski
In Memorium
September 30, 2002

Dear K,
If you're losing it, I'm losing it right beside you! I understand exactly how you feel. I can't stand the candy coating that occurs during this month of October.

This time last year, I had just been diagnosed and I felt like throwing a shoe at the TV every time I saw an early detection public service announcement. It was because mets are so downplayed both in the public eye and in most of the breast cancer books that I felt so alone and doomed when diagnosed. I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am for the women living w/ mets, both face-to-face and on the Club-Mets-BC list serve, I was put in contact with. They were able to quickly give me back hope and give me something to fight for (life) and someone (all of you) to survive and thrive with.

It may sound cliche but all of you women are the wind beneath my wings. I just worry about the women w/ mets who do not make these contacts and therefore, feel so alone and frightened. That's why I wish more people knew something more about breast ca beyond early detection because there is so much more.

Warm Regards / Happy Thanksgiving (I can't begin to tell you how thankful I am this year!)
Vicky G

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