About a month ago, I was watching a commercial that flashed images of women smiling and cheering; some were running, others were walking arm in arm, and some had tears. When the commercial ended, I remember saying aloud, “I want to be apart of that-I want to do that.” Well, that commercial was for the 2011 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Two weeks after seeing the commercial and making my declaration, I received an email that said, “As you all know, I am in treatment for breast cancer, and believe me when I say, this is no joy ride, but we must all endure a “Job” experience at some point…You can ease the burden for many yet to be diagnosed with this awful disease. I would love for you to join my team “Pink Pearls” and walk with us, but if you are not able to join, your generous donation is extremely appreciated.” –Brenda Dantzler-Mitchell.
After I regained consciousness, I realized two things: (1) the news that Brenda, a woman I would see and greet at Sunday Worship, was battling breast cancer, and (2) the divine timing of her email. Was God giving me a personal invitation to join Him where He was working?
Even with divine intervention, I still waited another two weeks before I worked up the courage to call Brenda and ask her if I could document her story (fear is crippling!). Brenda graciously agreed to the idea. Although I am not formally trained in journalism or film, I had to capture Brenda’s story to the best of my ability. Please support the cause!