Story of Hope

Throughout the month of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are providing Stories of Hope from our team members and their families who are engaged in a #nonstopfight with the disease. This week’s Story of Hope is from Crew Scheduling Coordinator Trisha Wilmoth. Read how her grandmother’s fight has changed her life and who has been the most inspiring of all on her support team:

Story of Hope- Trisha WilmothMy grandmother was diagnosed last year in September with breast cancer. It does not run in our family, so to say the least, we were all shocked.

On Oct. 10th 2016, she went in for a lumpectomy. At the time, the doctors thought they got everything. A few days later, we found out otherwise. She went back in on November 14th for a mastectomy. She had some setbacks with the healing process. In February, she had her final reconstructive surgery. She is cancer free. She had a great support team, however, my grandfather was amazing thru it all. The love he has for her is inspiring. She kept telling every female in our family that she did this for us. She said, “I’m going/doing this for you. If I can get thru this, so can you.”  I cannot put into words how much my grandmother means to me. She is that one person I call anytime something good or bad happens. She’s my rock! I’m so blessed that a year later she can say she is cancer free! Every day in October I will be wearing something pink in support of my mama and all the other women out there. It is very important for women to be proactive in their health and get their mammogram! Do not put it off! Life is too short!