Five moms at the same school get breast cancer

Yesterday when KOIN 6 News interviewed me, I mentioned that five moms at Abernethy Elementary are undergoing treatment for cancer right now. Jaws dropped. So they decided to do another interview today with Sari and me. Could something in our environment have triggered cancer in all of us? Check out KOIN 6 News tonight. In the meantime, here’s the story from yesterday:


1- Had an echocardiogram this morning to identify whether the chemo drugs destroyed heart valves. First indication was no. But the doctor “Reader of the Week” will take a closer look. Hearing my heart beat on surround sound is like hearing whales do a Zumba class.

2- Getting interviewed on KOIN 6 with Sari was interesting. We’re both afraid we might be living in a place that is quietly endangering our kids, much less may trigger cancer again. How can it be that I moved from Atlanta, a city with “Breathing Advisories,” to Portland to escape smog and end up with poor air quality here? Maybe the story will bring answers.

3- My house is so clean I feel like I’m on vacation. I still can’t do any heavy lifting or running vacuum cleaners, so we hired someone.

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