My sister, Amanda, is an Iraq war vet and a mother of one. In November 2008 she was diagnosed with stage-three colorectal cancer and quickly began chemotherapy treatments. Amanda had surgery this past March when she was hit with another blow: her husband, Cody, lost his job and they were forced to leave the home the company had provided. Amanda has wanted to give up at times and her biggest fear is not being able to see her son grow up. With help from family, friends, as well as a group of moms online, we all have done our best to help and support for Amanda.
— Malynda Sue, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota