In episode 11 of the W4W podcast Kel discusses “Love Your Sister” on What’s Cool With Women. The amazing cancer fighting and fundraising village created by brother and sister team, Connie and Samuel Johnson. Or as they affectionately called each other when Connie was alive, Connie Cottonsocks and Sammy Seal.
A year or 2 ago Kel came across the story of a tenacious, determined woman, Connie Johnson who had failed to listen to an instinct that said the doctors were wrong when she was diagnosed 3 times with mastitis. Instead of listening to that wise voice in her head that said something was wrong, like most of us women and mothers, she was busy and tired and just pushed it down deep inside as something to deal with later.
By the time later came, Connie was in the fight for her life against the current number 1 killer of women. Breast Cancer. A fight she ultimately lost but not before creating an entire cancer fighting community, raising well $7 million dollars and lobbying governments. Connie left this world having created a legacy whose vibrations will ripple through generations of women. But the most important messages Connie wanted women to get was:
- LISTEN TO YOUR INSTINCTS – if you think something or a diagnosis is wrong get it checked. There is no harm in getting it wrong but the weeks or months of delaying if you aren’t could be the difference between life and death. If you need support doing this join the Love Your Sister village on facebook. They will help you find the confidence to listen to your gut, talk to doctors and face your fears.
- CHECK YOUR BREASTS LADIES! Regularly check those boobs properly. Don’t do what Kel did for years and put your head in the sand thinking it’s better not to know. It is NOT better not to know. Make sure you check them every month in the shower. The older you are the more You should check them. Below is the breast check guide that is on the Love Your Sister website. Please print it out and follow it. Early detection is the only prevention against this ferocious beast.
You can check out Connie story at www.loveyoursister.org or via their Facebook page @loveyoursister.
Here you will also find the very funky Love Your Sister marketplace which sells the coolest bibs and bobs. They sell Sammy Seal and Connie Cottonsocks socks…including rainbow coloured in honour of the YES vote. There are the cutest Sammy Seal and Connie Cottonsocks pens which look like a little Sammy and Connie and double as a smart phone pen and eraser as well as a normal everyday pen. These are great for the kids. And for those moments when you ain’t got no Bleeps left to give in life, you can always pick up a very cooly designed Little Box of F*#@ks. Everything is affordable and all the money raised goes directly to cancer research. And I mean directly. These guys have set up a model which means the money is going where it counts, where it will make the most impact in the future. (Pens and Box of Bleeps featured in pic below)
So head on over to Love Your Sister and join their global village in the fight against cancer and together let’s take it down like Weinstein.
THIS POST WAS MEANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO BUY STOCKING FILLERS FROM THE LOVE YOUR SISTER MARKET FOR CHRISTMAS BUT THEY CAN’T TAKE ANYMORE CHRISTMAS ORDERS!!!! As you can see from the letter we received with our order, they have had over $1million worth of orders through the Market this past month and cannot take anymore. You can still buy from the market anytime just not in time for Christmas now. Please keep it in mind for next year.