The Council of the City of New York Proclamation

As most of you know January is Cervical Health Awareness Month.  It is one of the busiest months of the year for a cervical cancer advocate.  We raise awareness throughout the whole year, but January--the first month of the year no less, we push hard with our message.

In mid January I received an unexpected e-mail from the New York City Council  -- They wanted to honor me with a proclamation for my advocacy work in the fight against cervical cancer and HPV.  What??? ME?!?!
I know--I couldn't believe it either.  I had to tell the hubby to read the e-mail for me again.

Happy Third Birthday!!!

Happy Third Birthday A New Camino-- Yay!!

I can't believe it has been three years since I decided to start this blog.  Even though I must confess that I do not write as much as I would like to, it has been one of the best decisions I have made.

It took me awhile to make this decision --I knew that at times I will have to be prepared to open up and show my emotions and talk about what most of us consider "private."

To help and educate others you have to open yourself up, and show them your vulnerability, your humanity and your compassion to be able to connect.  I stand here five years CANCER FREE - holding up a sign with the word H.O.P.E. - a cancer diagnosis does not have to equal your mortality.