As a Volunteer Support Woman for Hope for Two, I received an email from the organization in June 2013 requesting support for Vici, a pregnant woman in England who had just been diagnosed with breast cancer.
As I had done several times before, I immediately reached out to a woman that I may never know in person with a quick email introduction and a current photo of myself and Serenity. As a Support Woman, my role is to lend an ear, share my personal story and offer hope and support.
When I ‘met’ Vici, she had just undergone surgery and was scared about the next stage of her journey. After just a couple of emails, we connected as Facebook friends. This gave me the opportunity to check in on Vici and stay updated with her progress. I provided encouraging words and emotional support to Vici and virtually cheered her on as she completed chemo.
Meet Vici and Meghan
Vici learned of her breast cancer diagnosis only a couple of weeks after finding out she was pregnant with her second child. Already a mother to 4-year-old Rhys, Vici was surprised about the pregnancy, as she and her husband had been told that it was unlikely to happen. Imagine the emotions of receiving this delightful news only to learn that you have cancer. Vici underwent a lumpectomy and chemotherapy while pregnant. It was a bumpy road for this mommy-to-be. However, Vici delivered healthy, beautiful baby Meghan on November 28, 2013. This month, Vici learned that she is now cancer-free.
Hope for Two: The Pregnant with Cancer Network