Heather Salazar feared her kids were going to see her die.
And she had reason to fear.
The young mother and her kids watched breast cancer kill the 24-year-old woman who gave life to the baby girl the family adopted.
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A year later, Heather was diagnosed with the same form of cancer.
Through faith, friendship and community support, Heather pushed through, beating breast cancer and building the Pink Ribbon Girls, one of the area’s most well-known breast cancer groups.
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the Pink Ribbon Girls work year-round to provide meals, house-cleaning services, rides and peer support for women fighting breast and gynecological cancers, regardless of income.
Heather shares her family's triumphant story with “What Had Happened Was” podcast host Amelia Robinson in this episode recorded in October 2018. She and Sarah Gillenwater, the Pink Ribbon Girls' marketing director at the time, explain why hot meals and free rides to appointments are a far bigger deal than many of us consider and why things don’t always happen for a reason.
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