Raw October: raising breast cancer awareness — one fact, figure, feeling, and photograph at a time.
Me: How old were you when I got breast cancer?
Danny: 3 or 4
Me: How old was I when I got breast cancer?
Danny: 30 something
Me: How did you feel when I got breast cancer?
Danny: I don’t remember anything that happened.
Me: What do you know about my breast cancer from what others have told you?
Danny: That it was a lump, that you had to cut all of your hair off because it was coming out in clumps, that Joey cut off your hair when it happened.
Me: When I say the words breast cancer, what do you immediately think?
Danny: That it happened to you.
Me: What is breast cancer?
Danny: Cancer that’s on your breast.
Me: Do you know anyone else who has had it?
Danny: Nope. I mean, I’ve heard you tell me, but I don’t know them specifically.
Me: What do you think people should know about breast cancer?
Danny: That you should go to the doctor every couple of weeks to see if you have it.
Me: Do you know what happens when I go see doctors?
Danny: You go into an MRI tube.
Me: What would you say to other kids whose moms have breast cancer?
Danny: I feel bad for you.
Me: Does breast cancer scare you?
Danny: Not really.
Me: Any final words you want to say about breast cancer?
Danny: I didn’t really know anything about it when it happened. You just told me.
Come back tomorrow for Joey’s answers to the same questions.