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Petals and Pugs Brigade

In October 2023, I (Kim Wilson) was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Since then, I have been surrounded by a badass army of my husband (Kevin), Snuggling Pug (Ripple), family, friends, co-workers, doctors, and nurses. Everyone has played a critical part to my long-ass cancer journey: 20 weeks of chemotherapy (Shrink It), Mastectomy (Cut It), and 6 weeks of Radiation (Zap It) which started in May. 

What I have learned along the way: 

1. Keep checking your boobs (your girlfriend's, your wife's)! Triple Negative is more likely found in younger females before you're even supposed to get a mammogram. 

2. It's a MYTH that cancer doesn't hurt... mine became very painful as the tumor got larger. The pain was relieved with my 3rd chemotherapy treatment as the tumor shrank. 

3.  How you can support your friend going through breast cancer: do your self-breast exams and if you feel something or your breast gets larger get in for a mammogram. Mammogram's will NOT always catch cancer (BOO) especially if you have dense breast tissue! Be your own advocate and make sure to ask for additional tests either ultrasounds or MRIs that are more effective for detecting cancer.

In 2024 I decided to bring my brigade together for two events: 

The Komen Walk and Pelotonia (https://www.pelotonia.org/profile/KW0006

Both organizations are fighting to find a cure for cancer! The money raised for the Komen will fund research to discover more effective treatments, as well as vital patient support to help connect people with things like breast cancer screenings, diagnostics, treatment assistance and so much more.

We are looking to join the fight together to provide hope to Breast Cancer Warriors like myself for a better future! 

Thank you, 
Kim, Kevin and Ripple

Teaser Alert: Look for more to come out on the Petals and Pugs Flower Farm at the Wingfield Farms this summer! 



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