D'Ana Reed

In Loving Memory of D'Ana Reed, 1974 - 2017

From D'Ana's sister, Courtney:

My sister and I have shared a lot of things over the years, but of all the things I could have possibly shared with her, a genetic disorder that makes you prone to multiple cancers certainly was not on the list. I wish this was one of the things I could have hidden from her so she couldn't have it, like the "good Barbies" and other toys I used to stash in order to keep them from her clutches. If I could go back in time, I would much rather share those than share this. But we are here now together as Mutant Sisters and making the best of it. So I will share with you a few things that I have shared with her in hopes that you too will be able to find some bright spots on your journey.

Surround yourself with POSITIVE ENERGY. A positive attitude and keeping company with positive people can and will get you through anything. Sure we all have bad days? we?re entitled, but try not to let them weigh you down.

BE SELFISH! Now is not the time for you to take care of the needs of others, they should be reminding you to take care of yourself so you can be as healthy and happy as possible.

LAUGHTER is a daily necessity. Cancer is no laughing matter, but let's face it - isn't everything a little bit easier when done with a smile and a little bit of giggling?

LIVE life FULLY AND COMPLETELY. Be proud of who you are and the fact that you are a fighter. Keep trying new things, meeting new people, traveling and experiencing all that life has to offer.