Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Walk to Break the Silence for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

September 18th, 2010
"Break the Silence Ovarian Cancer Awareness Walk"
at University of Toledo Medical Center

Jillian Condon, Jessica Bryant and I waiting for the others to arrive

Susie is truly a SUPER WOMAN

The Power of Teal

I cannot begin to tell you how proud I was to walk in the "Break the Silence Ovarian Cancer Awareness Walk" today with my dear friend, Susan Ammon.
She is battling the battle of her life against this MONSTER ~ Ovarian Cancer.

Through her example, she has shown me the true meaning of courage, faith, determination, and beauty.
I am proud to stand next to her today.
You are never alone in this Susie! We love you ♥

The best protection any woman can have is ~ COURAGE

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Ribbon

Brooke Davis who beat the monster and Susan Ammon who is giving the battle her all

These are our warrior survivors who have survived ♥
"HOPE is faith holding out its hand in the dark.”

Susan's Army

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
~Dr. Seuss

Jillian Condon, Susan Ammon, and Heather Daunhauer

Watch out we come!

June walking with her mom

Look at all those Team Susan Symbols...isn't that awesome??

Susan showing off her matching barbie

Notice Susan's Super Hero Cape too

Susan rides through her supporter archway. We love you more than words Susan ♥
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a compliment, or a small act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

This is a message I received from Susan that I wanted to make sure I always remember...

"Maria - do you know how special you are to me? You have been an amazing, incredible, supportive friend from the very beginning of this "mess" and I am so grateful. I loved you always, always...from the first moment I met you. You have shown me unparalleled love and support, and so now, besides loving you, I am in awe of the kind of friend you are. Thank you - with everything in me. ~Susan"

I ♥ her