Drew and Courtney Daly and their boys
Courtney Daly was 37 years old when she was diagnosed with stage I invasive breast cancer, which manifested as two tumors in one breast. In addition, she also learned that she had DCIS in both breasts. It is now one year since her diagnosis.
Recently, her son Aidan completed a video project for school. Let’s have him share his story in his own words.
Hi, my name is Aidan. I made this video for a school project called “Think Care Act”. For this project you choose a problem you care about and do something to help. Originally I wanted to raise money for LBBC, but then I decided to create a pamphlet and video for kids my age who might be scared if their moms have cancer. I wanted to help them know that there are other kids out there and people know how they feel.
This video tells the story of how my family and I got through my mom having breast cancer. My mom was diagnosed at age 37. She was one of the 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer who are under age 40. It was really hard at first knowing my mom had breast cancer. But as we talked about the survivors we knew it got a whole lot easier. My parents were very reassuring and that made me feel better. Throughout the spring and summer, my mom had two surgeries, four chemo treatments, and tons of doctors appointments. She tried her best to come to my baseball games and other special events. She is an awesome-sauce mom!
I hope that this video helps many kids my age, and lots of families. If you are gong tough times right now I hope this video helps you.