Her advice: Carry yourself as you would like the world to see you, tall and strong. You are courageous and beautiful. Believe it, when you look in the mirror that is who you will see.
I think about those words every morning before I walk out of my apartment. Even in death, she is giving me strength.
As she said in a farewell to her fans: All that is left is for me to modestly ask you to continue supporting our mission. Do not give up. The road ahead is a long one, and this is a battle worth fighting.
Part 8: Facing my fears after mastectomy
Part 11: Radiation therapy gives her hope
Part 12: Finding strength from others
Part 14: A new outlook on 2012
Part 17: After radiation therapy ends
Part 21: Too much fear, too little trust
Part 23: Tumor is gone but the fear
From the Editor: Journalist confronts cancer, takes readers along