Seeing each other through a lens of LOVE while embracing our differences
I am probably not what you think about as a representative of diversity. Yet, I am! I am also not a breast cancer survivor, but a melanoma survivor, and therefore I have a (little-known) predisposition to developing breast cancer.
For some the concept of “diversity” seems strange, foreign, and maybe even scary. Yet, we are all as diverse and beautifully unique as fingerprints or snowflakes! Our beautiful members come to H4TG because they share the unwanted commonality of having heard the unforgettable words “you have breast cancer.” While they may share in this diagnosis, their lives and backgrounds are as diverse as the world we live in. Our own family units are made up of a myriad of diverse pieces, held together by similarities and accepting of differences. Should we not extend that acceptance to our friends, neighbors, and even strangers?
H4TG is continuing to recognize and encourage us to EMBRACE our differences as well as our similarities, for members, staff, and our community. I love being a part of this ever-evolving process of ensuring we all come together in celebration and recognition of the diversity that makes us who we are! I treasure, celebrate, and most importantly respect the diversity I am blessed with in my life.