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April 2012

April 2012

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Christine
Garcia
and 
 son,
EJ 
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RayPage,D.O.,Ph.D.
President/Medical 
 
Oncologist 
Earlierthismonth,werecognizedourwonderfulvolunteerswithaluncheonduringNationalVolunteersWeek.Pleasejoinusinexpressingourgratitudeforallthattheydo.Ifyou'dliketorecognizeanyoneofTheCenter'svolunteers,just sendusan
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April25‐CoffeeatTheCenterMay7‐NutritionandBreast CancerMay7‐LookGoodFeelBetter(Arlington)May8‐LookGoodFeelBetter(Burleson)May14‐NutritionClass&LuncheonMay30‐CoffeeatTheCenterJune13‐TealMagnolias
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 A
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ThisMother'sDay,ChristineGarciawillreceivesomethingspecialfromhersonthatcannotbeboughtinanystore‐thegiftof
inspiration
.Herson,Eduardo,willgiveherthisgift,justashehasdoneeverydaysinceshewasdiagnosedwithbreastcancer.
 
"He'sthereasonIwakeupandightformylifeeveryday.He'smyworld,"saysChristine,apatientof 
Dr.
Ganesa
.AfterbeingdiagnosedinSeptember2011,Christinebeganchemotherapyatthe
Fort 
Worth
Central 
Campus
andrecentlyunderwentadoublemastectomy,justtwoweeksafterherson's6thbirthday.Asasinglemomto"EJ",assheaffectionatelycallshim,Christineknowsirsthandthechallengesofparentingwithcancer.Butshedoesn'tletthatstopherfromgivinghimalltheloveandsupportheneedsandcookinghimdinnereverynight.ThetwooftensharemovienightsandrecentlyparticipatedintheRacefortheCuretogether."Youhavetobehonestanddon'tbeafraidtotalk,"Christineadvisesotherparentswithcancer.Whilethemajorityof Christine'sfamilylivesinFloridaandotherstates,theyhavebeenverysupportive.Shecreditshersister'sdailyphonecallsasanotherthingthatkeepshergoing.Herfriendsandherfaithhavealsohelpedhergetthroughherbattle."GodknowswhatwecanhandleandHeknowsIcanhandlethis,"shesays.Christine'smessageofhopetoothersurvivorsis:
"Fight  for 
 your 
life.
Stay 
strong.
Don't 
 give
up." 
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