Hi, my name is Devin. My Nana has had breast cancer twice during her lifetime so far. The first time she had it they removed what was thought to be the only cancer in her breast. The doctors were wrong. She got another MRI and it turned out there was a lot more that didn’t come up in the first one. She got it all removed and today she is happy, healthy and happy to be here. Since then she has also had lymphoma cancer but has also recovered from that. She loves my three brothers and I and we’re grateful for her to be here today. I love you Nana. You make me stride to be like you everyday because I have never met anyone as loving, caring or as strong as you.
– Devin B.
Hi epoch! I saw your picture regarding the breast cancer lacrosse stick and though I’m a guy I would really love it if you would consider giving it to a close friend of mine. Her name is Carly Hamilton. She lives in downs Illinois you can find her on Facebook. She unfortunately lost her mother to breast cancer a year or 2 ago and ever since then has had such a tough time. She’s had a lot of issues with family other hardships. She’s always had a passion for lacrosse however and so I would love if you would consider giving her one of the breast cancer lacrosse sticks. Thank you and god bless!
- Brendan R.
My mom was just diagnosed with breast cancer in October and just found out today. She told me all she is going through and she starts her treatment this week. We are all hoping she makes it. I literally found out today and it was the worst feeling I’ve ever had. I have already lost my dad to a heart attack and now she’s just about all I have left. She has b2 breast cancer and they’re hoping to stop it before it spreads, with laser surgery. I’m hoping she will make it through. If I win this shaft I will use it until it is falling apart, literally. I still can’t believe my mom has breast cancer. She is always eating healthy and always puts us before her and now I may lose her…it’s hard to believe she has it. My mom has influenced me by never seeming to put herself first. It’s my sisters and I first and she wants to make it through for us so we at least have her. She’s only 39 and already has had a lot of problems with other things in her life. She still keeps a smile everyday and makes sure we know she loves us everyday. She’s always there for us. She gets me almost all my lacrosse stuff and allows me to play. She is an amazing mother and a really strong women being through my father’s death when he was only 28 and her mother never being there for her like she is for us and she’s always there for us and putting us first. Thanks for reading guys.
My name is Christian P. I am a sophomore in high school and a huge fan of Epoch products. I currently have two aunts that have experienced some form of cancer. One of them is on my dad’s side, she dealt with breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy for an extensive period of time, and has been wearing a wig for quite some time. She is one of the nicest people I know and I am thankful that she is still here with me today. Often times she spoils me with lacrosse gear too! It was not easy for me to soak in that she had breast cancer, but when I found out she’d be okay, it was like a huge wave of relief had washed away my fear. It seems that her experience with cancer hasn’t changed her personality at all, although I’m sure she cherishes life more than anything.
My other aunt, on my mom’s side, dealt with a brain tumor during pregnancy. It was removed within the first 2 weeks of its appearance but then it grew back, and spread. With her delivery being within a few days of her second removal, they decided to call it off and wait till the baby was born. And as if things couldn’t get any worse, she had to get a c-section for the baby. Nevertheless, she gave birth to a healthy girl named Penelope. Shortly after, she had her tumor successfully removed! A true warrior could only endure such events within such a short period of time. Both are now living happily and healthier than ever. It truly boggles my mind to even try to understand how technology helps to save lives like this. And speaking of technology, I find your products to be amazing! Thank you for taking your time to read my entry and I hope you found it interesting!
Live. Play. Be.
- Christian P.
In first grade, my best friends mom was diagnosed with Breast cancer and had to get both her breasts cut off. Another person is a close family friend who was just recently diagnosed after she gave herself a self-examination. She was lucky she caught it early and it won’t be as bad. The last person is my aunt, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, it really sucked because I rarely got to see her because she was in the hospital and afterwards she was always sick from the chemotherapy. The reason I want the shaft is because I love participating in awareness for breast cancer and because your shafts are amazing. I really like that you guys make a breast cancer shaft and I would love to show support through my favorite sport.
- Colin M.
The person I know who has breast cancer is my math teacher. She was diagnosed in late July and was not able to start the year with us. For the first 3 weeks of school, we had substitute teachers, still unsure of what actually happened. Then when she came back she told us, but had she not you would never have known. Only after 2 weeks she had made progress that should have taken probably a month. At this stage she has just finished the first “hard stuff” of chemo, and is feeling better than ever. She is supposed to be done with treatment in February and we can’t wait until she is finally done with treatment.
I have an aunt who fought cancer for 2 1/2 years and then a year later it came back and she then fought stage 4 cancer for two years and then lost her battle with breast cancer February 21 2013 she past away at age 49.
I want everyone to know about cancer and how severe it is. One of our closest friends granddaughter got diagnosed with a severe cancer. She’s been battling for months and he seems to be doing very good. She still has fevers and what not. But she’s healthy enough to be out of the hospital. She’s 2 and going to be 3 in November and I thought the best present I could give her was representing her on the lacrosse field and playing for her. The only problem is I can’t find any breast cancer things to use. I know you can get mesh based on breast cancer but right now I don’t have the money. There is no shaft or head I know of until now. I thought why not give it A try. I just wanted to let you know about my story. I think it’s really awesome that y’all are doing this for one lucky person that knows someone diagnosed with cancer. I hope you can get to read this story. Thank you so much!
- Matthew H.
First off, I want to say that that’s great how a ton a lacrosse companies back cancer awareness as much as they do. As for the personal experience, there’s an aunt I have, she not my blood aunt, but she’s been a good friend of my moms sense grade school, grew up, and has been there for all of my family’s birthdays, Christmas, any family party, she was there and known by Aunt Ericka. She had breast cancer in ‘02, and has been in remission until a screening the first of this October, she’s going through chemotherapy again. My hopes and prayers are out to her and anyone else who has been diagnosed with cancer. Thank you guys for helping spread BCA awareness, together well find a cure. For sure!
My grandmother, who is now deceased, faced breast cancer twice in her lifetime. She beat it the first time and was cancer free for years before she got cancer again and ultimately lost the battle. Thankfully, I don’t know anyone else who has had breast cancer and I hope that is not something I will ever have to deal with again.
Hi, my name is Zach. Eight years ago my mom died of breast cancer. Although I do not remember her that well she is always in my heart. Whether I am taking a math test or playing the game I love, lacrosse. I have an STX professor in pink and very small on the side it says my mom’s name. I would like the Epoch shaft to commemorate how brave and strong my mom is. Thanks
My friend’s mom had breast cancer. She always seemed happy, even though she felt sick. The only way I knew she had cancer was because she didn’t have hair and wore really crazy scarves and hats on her head. She fought it hard and she survived!
-Edward C. Jr.
My story on breast cancer is different than most. It happens every year for reasons no one knows. When I was in 5th grade my aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. I remember the days driving to UCLA to see her go through her treatments, chemotherapy, and losing her hair. I also remember the day I went to UCLA and heard the amazing news that she was a survivor. This was the first time I encountered breast cancer in my life. In 7th grade my best friends mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I remember going to his house and bringing food for them while their dad was helping her go through her treatments. THIS YEAR breast cancer has affected me once again with one of my best friends mother being diagnosed. I wear a pink breast cancer bracket in their honor every day. I hope this story helps me get this shaft so I can represent breast cancer, for all my close family friends and my aunt.