She passed on last Monday January 9th. Her body lost the battle but her spirit never gave up. I'm confident noble warriors like her make their way straight to heaven.
I went to an all-girl school in Ecuador, my class had 80 girls, from Kindergarten all the way to high school! 13 years together... a lifetime. You can image the strong bond that we all developed. We are sisters. One of those ladies was Erika Macias. She was faced with breast cancer 6 years ago and became a reason for us, the school friends, "Las Mechitas" the 80 girls, to join efforts to support her. We became a stronger family by going to the ups and downs of her journey.
She gave us incredible examples of bravery and hope. She will tell us that Hope, Faith and Courage was all she needed. She will tell us with a smile on a day that "today" she was alive and it was a reason to smile. She will tell us that she was taking “little steps” to her recovery and with resilience she taught us that we could smile in the midst of adversity.
Treatments for breast cancer in Ecuador are not accessible to all. Hope a cure is identified and it is accessible and as Erika said in her Facebook wall as her Christmas wish, "I wish for Cancer to become only a zodiac sign".
Would you join me to raise funds to find a cure for breast cancer? I lost my cousin two years ago to breast cancer, she was 46 and now my friend Erika
I hope for world without cancer, and hope you can help to build that world for all.
You can donate online with your credit card by clicking the button above my fundraising thermometer.
Your support helps us get one step closer to a world without breast cancer. 75 percent of the money raised through the Race stays in the community to fund local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs. The remaining 25 percent supports groundbreaking breast cancer research.