Life is a precious gift.
While scrolling through instagram, I came across this beautiful girl named Crystal Bailey. The picture that I saw was the photo above. I thought, wow, what a pretty picture! I love her hair, I love her curls, let me check out her page! Well, in doing so, I realized that this beautiful girl was about to go through the fight of her life. She was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. It hit me hard. Like a ton of bricks really. I don’t know her, but I think it’s because I see myself in her. A young, african american woman with natural hair, who is trying to live her dreams. With a heavy heart, I stared at her picture thinking, how could she have cancer? Her? Why does she have cancer? She’s only 26 years old, why did this happen to her? There are no answers.
I am posting this to make you all aware. Cancer does not discriminate. Age, or ethnicity are not a factor. Ladies, please take care of yourselves. Please go to those pesky GYN visits. Cancer is running rampant and early diagnosis can make a huge difference between surviving and not. So please keep up with your appointments, and go when they are due.
Click here to check out Crystal’s blog that she just created to document her fight with cancer. Her name is CRYSTALSR4EVER on Instagram. She is also trying to raise money to help her pay for chemotherapy. You can view that information on her Instagram page, or click here to go to her rally for support page. I have prayed for her, and maybe you can too!