Dear Friends and Family,
My life’s journey was not at all what I imagined it would be. I became an instant mom to three girls, all under the age of 7 years old. This wonderful thing happened to me because their mom, Jennifer Titus, passed away at 34 years old to this awful disease.
Our youngest, Kelley, is off to MSU for her Sophomore year in less than a week. I can still remember her calling me Bobbie Mom, unable to say Rosalie and not ready to call me mom when we first met. Then just a few years later, she ran to me with Jen's photo in hand wanting to understand why I was her mom, if she had a mommy in this photo. I had to sit her down and explain that she now had a beautiful angel of a mom in heaven always watching out for her and God, decided I was to help here in person.
I often pray and visit Jen at the cemetery. A woman I never had the pleasure of meeting, who has given me so many blessings and changed my life forever! A day does not go by without me seeing the irony in all of this, realizing I would not be here if she were a breast cancer survivor.
For years, our family has fundraised and for years I have had the pleasure of meeting so many strong and wonderful men and women; some survivors themselves or co-survivors, others who have lost a loved one too soon. They amaze me because they keep coming out, keep fundraising to help those they will never meet, and sometimes for some they know very well.
In addition to honoring Jen’s memory, I fight for the others I know that are survivors. My best friend is a two-time survivor. She is strong inside and out and I am blessed to still have her in my life!
So let’s continue to honor those beautiful Moms of ours: those we lost, those still here, those who are like moms to us, I would like to ask you to help me fundraise, so that no one has to say goodbye too soon!
With your help, we can make it the best year ever for fundraising.