Stories of a Lifetime: April 28, 2016

Photo by ZACHARY ERWIN

Photo by ZACHARY ERWIN

I think it’s important for people to see long-time survivors in the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade – whether they’re six months into it or 10 years into it – they need to see that. When I was diagnosed, one of my co-workers’ wives at the time was a 20-year survivor, and she wrote me a beautiful letter saying, ‘Sweetie, someday you will be a 25-year survivor.’ And I said, ‘OK, I’m just going to tuck this letter away.’ And then in January, I pulled it out when I celebrated my 25th anniversary of being cancer-free. And I thought, ‘Well, she was right.’

Pixy Jones, 25-year breast cancer survivor