Breast Cancer

by Ethel
(PA/USA)


I was diagnosed with breast cancer 4 months ago. (No warning, but found during my mammogram)


Within one month I had an ultrasound, biopsy and surgery. I was told it was THE nastiest and most aggresive type of cancer.

I chose not to have chemo therapy because my kidneys are failing. I chose to have radiation therapy, and am at peace with my decision.

I am trying to make more people aware of breast cancer by adding it to my passion of making cards.

I bought a package of Breast Cancer napkins. I take the napkin apart from its backing and cut it into four squares. Then use decorative scissors to shape the image.

I glue it to the front of my card and add little pearls to each corner. I glue the BC ribbon logo inside (which I printed on my computer)

I then enclose a pink latex bracelet that I purchased from the BC site, and send to my friends who have had BC, or to ones who want to wear one to honor me.

My card is very inexpensive to make, but carries a huge message.

Ethel Sandstrom, 77 years young

Christina says ...

This is one message I am honoured to help spread for you Ethel and I am so sorry that you have to suffer this aweful disease.

This "C" word strikes fear into the hearts of many people and the more research that is done to help eradicate it the better.

I wish you all the very best and I am sure many of the visitors to the website will join me in this wish.

There is a link to Breast Cancer Awareness on the website and by clicking the link you will donate Mammograms to other women who are also fighting this disease.

Please go to Cards 4 Charities in the NavBar to your left, and you don't need to donate a card to do your bit.... just click the link.

All it will take is your time and then be thankful if it doesn't affect you.

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Jan 31, 2012
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Many blessings to you.
by: Anonymous

Hello dear friend,

I was so excited to read that you have had a request for more cards. I am so proud of you!
Autographed too. So happy to know all the wonderful things that are happening to you in your recovery. God is good. Keep up the good work. I know you realize how much support you have from your prayer warriors. You go girl!
Peace and all good to you. Prayers continue.
Love you bunches.

Gini

Jan 29, 2012
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Feedback for BC Card
by: Ethel

A woman who is in charge of the Relay for Life in a neighboring city saw my card and has asked me to make some for her to pass out at the Relay. She also wants them autographed!! WOW, I am so thrilled. I've already made 20, but have to get in touch with her to see how many she wants. Thanks for giving me the chance to share my 'creation' with others. Sincerely, Ethel

Christina says ...

I am so pleased that your cause has had such a good response Ethel and it is my pleasure to feature your card on my website and help wherever I can.

I would be delighted to add more of your cards if you would like to send them in to the Gallery and I wish you all the very best in the future. xx

Jan 25, 2012
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Way to Go!!!
by: "S"

Thsnk you do much for the inspiration you show. I know you have always done such great work in anything you have put your mind to.

Jan 25, 2012
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Sincere Thank You
by: Ethel

My humble thanks to all who have commented on my Breast Cancer Card. I truly appreciate your interest, and pray everyone picks up on the message. Special thanks to Christina for choosing my card... it is an honor to be a part of your wonderful website. Sincerely, Ethel

Jan 24, 2012
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Congrats
by: Seth M

It is a very pretty card, and I hope lots of people see and enjoy it very much, Congrats.

Jan 24, 2012
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Can't think of a better subject for your cards
by: Bena

This is a great way to combine two important pieces of your life, and a good way to spread the message to others. But I'm sure you already know that! The card sends a strong message. Well done. I would be proud to receive one of your cards and wear a bracelet.

Jan 23, 2012
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My Wonderful Friend
by: Anonymous

I'm so blessed to have you as my friend. You know that you have been in my prayers and the prayers of many others.

Your card sure does put out a great message. I hope we can stomp cancer out in the very near future.

Love, Doris



Jan 23, 2012
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Sister of the Heart
by: Bev

Congratulations. So happy for you. You have made so many beautiful cards but this one has a special meaning being of your having breast cancer.Still keeping you in Prayer and love you Sister with all my heart. I would love to have one of your bracelets to wear.

Luv ya

Jan 23, 2012
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Dear Sister of the Heart
by: Bev

Congratulations, your Card was so nice and your story of how you was devastated when you found out you had breast cancer and about your treatments was of interest to so many but with everyones Prayers you went thru treatment and so proud of you the way you handled it. I would love to wear one of your bracelets. You are a very special person and have always been to me since a little Girl. Still keeping you in Prayer.

Luv ya,
Bev

Jan 23, 2012
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Good work!
by: Anonymous

This card sure puts the message across. We do need to STOMP it out!!! Good work!

Jan 23, 2012
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Special
by: Nancy

Congratulations Mom....You put so much LOVE into your cards...This one is even more special.


Love ya Nancy

Jan 23, 2012
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Great Card
by: Anonymous

Dear Sis
Congratulations on your card. You inspire so many people and your cards give people hope and happiness. It gives me great pleasure to have a friend like you. Wishing you the best. Bev

Jan 23, 2012
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Simple Yet Elegant
by: Anonymous

You have found and assembled all the right elements for a wonderful piece of communication. Congratulations. -- Butch

Jan 23, 2012
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Congratulations
by: Aussie

Wonderful news, congratulations my talented online friend. You are indeed an inspiration.
Take care, get well hugs.






Jan 23, 2012
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Whoo hoo!
by: Anonymous

Dearest friend,
God in His wisdom placed you in my life many years ago. I have treasured this friendship despite the fact we have never met. You cannot separate 'soul mates' however. I am just one of many prayer warriors who have prayed for your recovery. God is good!
I am so excited to see that you have had a card
accepted. You have such a talent and I know how much you enjoy creating. I think it is very important to have a craft such as this. ( Although
I did knit a sock once.) Keep on doing what you are doing my friend. Thanks for being part of my journey in life. I love you bunches. Blessings.
Gini

Jan 23, 2012
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Inpiration
by: Shelly

This is a very beautiful and inspirational card for us all! I'm so very thankful that you are doing well and came through the radiation treatment like a superstar! You're an amazing and gifted lady who many of us look up too. Keep up the good work. Love you...

Jan 23, 2012
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My Dear Friend
by: Anonymous

Beautifull my dear friend, just like you. I have been fortunate to have you in my life for a number of years now, and so very fortunate to have you continue to be there! You are so very strong, and your faith is what got you through, as it is very strong as well.
I am sure a special Angel is smiling down on you, our very own Welsh Wizard!
Love you,
Roni xxx

Jan 23, 2012
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Special Lady
by: Sharon

You are a special lady doing so many special things for so many people, an inspiration to me and so many others. We love you!

Jan 23, 2012
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breast cancer
by: rosie

I wish you all the best in your treatment and the cards you make are inspirational.thank you for sharing

Jan 23, 2012
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by: Jennifer

GG,

This is a wonderful card, and you have done a beautiful thing by sharing your story and inspiring others. We are all lucky and blessed that you are still with us. You could have given up, but you are strong and your willingness to live life to the fullest keeps you young. God bless you always.

Love,
Jenn

Jan 23, 2012
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BREAST CANCER
by: EDITH

Hello Ethel

The card is a brilliant idea to remind people about this illness. I wish you luck with the treatment and sincerely hope that it turns out well for you.

You have sparked an idea in my mind to make a card/cards to sell for my own local hospice

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