Mother’s Day can be one of mixed emotions, excitement from the children, who go to lots of trouble to make something special to say how much they love you. With the downside is that you don’t have that special person in your life to share this with. With the mass advertising and build up to this day every year, it can be very overwhelming and at times you just want to run away and hide.
Watching your own children grow up, it brings the reality of your loss close to home. When you see pretty photos of families with three or more generations, and you know that is something you are not able to do, it eats at your heart, no matter how hard you try not to let it affect you.
Brione is one of our most dedicated ambassadors supporting fundraising and our core mission. She has also experienced generations of cancer and the complexity of navigating your risk without your mum by your side. Brione exudes warmth, understanding and compassion to all is our community and it is our honour to share her mums story and legacy.
“My mother passed away from breast cancer at age 48, she was originally diagnosed at age 40. I was 22 when she died and it rocked my world. I faced a reality of growing up without my mum and it took me a while to comprehend what that meant. As life went on, I got married and had my three beautiful children including two girls.”
Having Pink Hope share my story means I hopefully can give hope and support to other families like mine.