TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI)- Breast Cancer has probably affected you, a family member or someone you know. That is why it is important to get the required examinations.
A Pontotoc family decided to race in honor of their loved one.
“Did my examination monthly and it, I found it and immediately went to my doctor and it was just a whirl wind then,” says Martha Miller.
Last October Martha Miller discovered she had breast cancer. While in surgery her family decided to do something to honor her fight.
“Well, my brother my sister and myself were sitting in a waiting area last year at this time and all in the newspaper was all of the information about race for the cure and so we vowed to each other at that time that next year, talking about this year, we would race in momma’s honor,” says Myra Collins.
Once the idea was in place Myra and her family gathered a team of 85 members to run in Martha’s honor at the 15th Annual Susan G. Komen race for the cure in Tupelo. After preparing team shirts, goodie bags, and running plans, the family wants to use the day as a celebration.
“I just want to get across the finish line to be honest. I have no time frame in mind I just want to have a good day celebrate mom and the fight she has gone through,” says Collins.
Just two days before the race they found out Martha is now in remission.
“Everything is great, just tickled to death I was just hollering ya, ya all day,” says Miller.
The past year has been hard, but Martha knows she would not have been able to get through it without her family, friends, and faith.
“My family and my friends, they are just wonderful. Of course my kids and grandkids I live for everyday. Can’t say enough thank you to them it was just honor for them to run and jog and support me. God is good and I couldn’t do it without him,” says Miller.
If you are currently fighting breast cancer, Martha says it’s all about having a positive attitude.
There was a display where survivors and their families as well as those who have lost someone could place their hand print in support.