LaTeacha Coleman was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 20s. A few years later she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. LaTeacha is a wife, a mother, and an advocate. She also is a survivor. This is her story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nm2_dCX34g&sns=fb
Mother and cancer are two words I never thought would go together. As a young woman I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 25 and re diagnosed at the age of 28. My husband and I had all type of plans of having lots of children until one day the doctor told me that it would be impossible for me to have a baby, I felt like my whole world had stopped. With so many wide ranges of emotions, I was so angry with God saying that GOD gave me cancer and took away my rights to reproduce children for my husband. I remember crying and saying why me, God do you hate me. With a loving husband, I just want to be a mom and have a great family. One day after realizing that I would not be able to physically birth any babies, my husband and I decided to adopt. On June 30, 2012, around noon I read an article about a woman whose children were taken away because she has stage 4 cancer, and had recently passed away. I remember crying to my husband and saying what kind of life would my child have by having a mom with stage IV cancer. That afternoon my husband and I received a call from the adoption agency and was told about our son that had just been born 8 weeks early. I realized that all those times I cried, God felt my pain and heard my prayers. I realized God never abandoned me, he was with me the whole time. Being a mom and a metastatic breast cancer survivor has been a blessing. My son has given me so much to live for and has given me a purpose and the reason why I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. If I was ever given an opportunity to live my life without cancer I wouldn’t do so because I would have never met my son DJ. God has allowed me to blessed to be a good mom to my son. Today, I stopped fighting myself, because I love my son and being a mom to him has completed my heart and one day in the near future adopt more children. I will continue to fight for my family.