On your mark, get set, Jocelyn's race
The Longest Race Ever
The point of a race is to beat your opponent by making it to the finish line first. During that race, you push and fight until you’ve reached your line. Even in some instance you have a team of members in which you hand your baton off to them where they'll began to compete with their opponent. On September 14, 2010, my mother Jocelyn Porter began her relay race competing against Metastatic breast cancer. Jocelyn competed year after year after year. She was up for the race of her life. Her first obstacle was explaining her diagnosis to her 3 daughters whom then entered the race with her. Side by side while she jumped over every hurtle from her mastectomy to chemo and the side effects of chemo. Jocelyn was in first place for a while in the years of 2012-2013. On February 06, 2013, she then faced another obstacle where her cancer advanced to her lungs in which she then went through chemo for a second round for a year. Through her race she still found ways to provide strength, advice, love, laughter and guidance. She never asked was she losing the race or if someone else could grab her baton. From then on out she continued to fight, gracefully. Jocelyn hit another hurtle during her race where she was then diagnosed with brain cancer in which she went through more rounds of chemo and radiation. She went through radiation for I believe 3 weeks in which she went twice a week and obtained a certificate for completion. This race was not the easiest race but you would have thought it was the easiest thing ever with how well she competed. Dr's constantly gave her a deadline and "x" amount of time to live but she always decided otherwise. You see my mom was advised she has no more than six months to live when she was diagnosed September 2010, then she was advised she has no more then 6-8 months when she was advised her cancer has advanced in 2013 and recently before her passing on July 06, 2017 she was advised she only had two-three weeks to live in April 2017. My mom decided when she was done racing not breast cancer she still then did not decide to stop racing, she simply passed the baton to someone else. I’m basically saying this to provide another woman with her strength to keep fighting and competing and make your battle the longest race ever and continue to pass your baton of strength to another woman fighting.
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