Thursday, December 1, 2011

You Never Know Until You Walk in Another's Moccassins

I received a comment on my blog recently from another mom asking me to contact her about our Baby Ears blog. I e-mailed her and received the following response:

Thank you for the reply Aimee! 

The reason I have reached out to you is because of your blog! I myself am a mother to a quirky little 6 year old, Lily. She is my only child, and my whole world (I’m sure you know the feeling!)
The very beginning of Lily’s life was a little more turbulent than I would have hoped for. When Lily was just 31/2 months old, I was diagnosed with Mesothelioma; a type of cancer that kills 90-95% of those who have it.  As I’m sure you can imagine, the first thing that came to mind when I was diagnosed was my baby girl and how I wasn’t going to be able to watch her grow up.

After all that, I’m still here 6 years later and cancer free! I'd like to turn my pain into purpose and become someone that other parents can look to for guidance, inspiration, and hope in situations like my own. I contacted you because I feel that your website would be an excellent place for me to share my story.  Your visitors are the exact type of people I'm trying to reach out to; these are all the types of people who could gain something from my story.

Would you consider putting link to my blog on your site as a resource for your readers? Or, if there are other ideas you have about ways we could work together, I’d love to hear them! I hope you are interested. :)

If you'd like, check out my blog:
It details the struggles I went through as a new mom diagnosed with cancer.

Thanks so much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

I will be inviting Heather to be a guest poster here at Baby Ears to share her story. While her child's challenges are entirely different from the ones we address here, she is yet another mom who can relate so deeply to what it feels like to have a child with a big fat scary diagnosis. I hope you'll consider searching out her blog and perhaps sharing it with others that you feel could also benefit from it.