The Fire Inside
As we near the end of 2020 and collectively utter "good riddance" let's pause to celebrate another fierce Survivor in our family.
Joyce Wilson Harley is a woman who came to play. While she admits her breast cancer diagnosis sent her into shock, denial, and fear - her faith and determination woke her up and filled her with the confidence to take on this beast,
In her words it was, "knowing when God puts a Goliath in front of you, he puts a David inside of you."
And in addition to the bible and her faith, Joyce gained strength and support through her family, sisters, sorority sisters, friends and our favorite pink partner AAngelsNJ. You can see from her photo above, Joyce is certainly not in this alone!
She also gave a nod to her medical team, feeling they were truly in her corner from day one.
"Good doctors who treat you like they have as much skin in the game as you do make up the difference."
She recalls days that the nausea and pain were so terrible the cure felt worse than the disease.
But soon she reached a day just knowing she would make it and felt triumphant.
Joyce reminds all of us to, "Fight like a girl! Losing is not an option."
Thank you Joyce for sharing your journey and words of inspiration with us.
It has been a tumultuous year for so many of us so we thank all our Survivors for providing us such encouragement and hope during the past 12 months.
Your stories truly kept us moving in our darkest times.
We're excited to launch into 2021 with a new sense of strength and hope.
Until then, keep up with us on Instagram, and always keep your Eye on Strength!