Angela Ratterman

“You are My Beautiful” I would love to be considered as a recipient of Send Me on Vacation and have chance of creating lasting memories for me and my loved ones. I am a 39 year old single mother of 2 boys, ages 11and 17. I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 at the age of 32. My husband left me and I almost died. Following treatment for cancer, I developed a severe sickness. I was hospitalized and struggled for so long until I was able to find my new normal. . My sweet young son lost his mother to the disease for over 2 years. In 2010, I was again diagnosed with recurrent breast cancer in my lymph nodes. I am currently undergoing chemotherapy. I have 6 treatment total to complete followed by 7 weeks of radiation, 5 days a week. I have been nothing but intentional in my approach to being so young and faced with breast cancer again. Intentional in my positive spirit and intentional on “making cancer beautiful.” Through journaling and publicly I allow others to share my world, as I share theirs. We are bonded together as those who face the inconceivable truth that no one is immune to contracting this disease and that to date no know has enough information to eradicate it from the planet and save those who come after me. That why your organization, Send Me on Vacation is so desperately needed and your work is truly lifesaving! Due to my second diagnosis I am currently on disability. My mother is my caregiver and through it all, my youngest son has felt the largest burden of my illness. It would be a true blessing for us to take a vacation with my mother and son (sons.) Can you help me “Make it Happen?” Can you help me bless them with this gift of joy that a vacation brings to families? Can you help me find the additional strength, peace and healing and considering my request as a surviving breast cancer recipient? If so I am blessed and you are my beautiful.” Angela Ratterman