Join Me in Honoring Sally Anne O'Connor
Team Sally has Walked again to End Breast Cancer!
It has been just over 8 years ago that Sally died, losing her life to a disease that took her from what she loved most… being a mother.
Michael was 13 years old and Sarah was 15 yeas old as they stood by her bed at Hoag Hospital when Sally passed away. Days before Sally called and told me how hard she had tried to stay well…”I exercised and walked around the lake, I ate veggies and green drinks and….I did everything I could, mom.”
To a mom it was heart wrenching. Something we never want another mother to experience. So we walk and we walk and we walk…now in our 80’s, we will never stop as we walk with the goal that no other mother will ever have to experience the pain of leaving their children. Yes, Sally missed Sarah’s graduation from High School and even college from Berkeley! There was an empty seat in the audience and words not spoken of our loss. Michael’s graduation from High School had that empty seat too.
Michael now wears a tattoo on his arm…a note from his mom which is always with him.
Yes, we , Sally’s mom, and good friend Naomi who we call Sally’s Japanese mom are walking to end Breast cancer with Michael, Sally’s son, in the middle…the 3 of us walk!
With Michael (21), and Sarah (24) they both participate to honor their mother. Loving them whole-heartedly, in the middle are 2 tutu’s. Team Sally sends a message of love to all for it is love that drives us to hit the pavement and make a difference
Susan G. Komen Hawaii supports local breast health programs and treatment assistance in Hawaii, as well as groungbreaking breast cancer research.
You can make a donation online with your credit card by clicking the button above my fundraising thermometer.
Thank you for your generous support of Team Sally and for helping me honor Sally Anne O'Connor.
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