COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Every cancer diagnosis is different and everyone’s approach to healing is different too.
For this year’s Komen Columbus Race for the Cure Honorary Chair Liz Miesen healing was approached with a strong faith and acceptance.
“The reality is none of us know. So being thankful that I’ve been given breath every morning when I wake up, starting right there that’s a gift from the Lord. That’s not on me I didn’t control that.” said Miesen.
She and husband Nick used that same approach in helping their children deal with the diagnosis.
“So to pass that thinking to the kids, this is all going to be fine ultimately. There will be hard days there will be tough times but we will be OK.”
Liz also shared these examples of things her family found helpful along the way:
- Accept help and ask for it when you need something.
- Don’t be afraid to tell people who want to help exactly what you need, and be specific.
- Realize that it’s OK to say no. Sometimes it’s not a good time for a visit and that’s OK.
- And don’t stress over the quantity of time you are spending with loved ones. Instead focus on the quality of time you send with them.
To learn more about Liz and this year’s Race for the Cure visit: Komen Columbus