About momminus1 (mom minus one)
Welcome to my blog, momminus1 (mom minus one). I am a mother of three beautiful girls, Kayla, Allison, and Ashley. However, my family was forever changed when my oldest daughter, Kayla, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia – AML on July 3, 2010. After a short 81 days of harsh chemotherapy treatments, hair loss, rare and painful skin disorders, horrible stomach infections, weakness, loss of appetite, depression, anxiety and fear, Kayla passed away on September 22, 2010. She was only 17-years-old and I miss her immensely. I don’t want to let her memory slip away and I refuse to let her ever to be forgotten. I’ve learned that writing is my best form of grief therapy. This blog has allowed me to continue to write about our journey through life after losing my daughter to cancer. And, through my blog, my hope is that I can help another mom that might have recently lost a child to cancer. She might be thinking, “Is there anyone out there that understands what I’m going through?” I understand. I am grieving. I am in pain. I have a big piece of my heart that is now gone. And, you are not alone.
***If you are a bereaved mother of a child who passed away from any type of cancer and are seeking an online support group for mother’s who’ve experienced the same type of loss, please contact me and I will forward you an invitation to join an incredible group of wonderful women that have provided me with a tremendous amount of comfort and support. I know they will be there for you, as well.***
Thank you for reading!!