Friday, September 09, 2005
Tribute to Kim
On Saturday, September 02, 2005 I attended the wake of one of my high school and college classmates. This young lady, Kim Cross-Thomas always appeared to be happy, smiling and bringing cheer and joy to others with her positive energy. The beautiful attitude that she always showed us helped her to live an additional 15 years since she was first diagnosed in 1990 with breast cancer. Her death brought together her former classmates. It also reminded us that we must all do routine checks to look for lumps or any changes in our breast. Please talk to your family members and friends and let them know the importance of getting regular breast exams as a preventive measure against cancer. To her husband James and other family members we will continue to educate others on the importance of preventive health care. To Kim, thank you for the smiles and laughter, your classmates will truly miss you.