Cassandra M - L.I.F.E. Gives Back

Cassandra M - a 29 year old college student, is on the charge to overcome her breast cancer diagnosis, and LIFE has been able to assist.  Below is a really thoughtful letter we received from her the other day and thought we would share it with you!

Hello Mary!   It was so nice talking to you! Thank you for everything!

I am an English major at the University of Missouri St. Louis. I will be graduating in May. I love participating in theatre and I am currently an active artist.  I just found out I have triple negative breast cancer, but that has not stopped me from finishing school and doing what I love. I have been doing well in the treatments. I have a lot of support from family and friends. I am very thankful to God for every moment.

Thank you again for your donation. 



  • The reason that these years have been the best is that I think that I might have had a somewhat positive impact on your lives and perhaps your understanding of what cancer is and what it can do, to both those of us that it has personally attacked and those of us who know someone who is going through it. -Eric McLean
  • I just want children to be left with a better life than what I was left with," he said. "I want them to experience the feeling I had in my life when I realized that I really mattered.
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  • Realistically, I have two more Olympic cycles in me. I'm not going to let this beat me.  I've gained a lot of strength from you guys, if Eric can fight 5 times over I can overcome this one year of setbacks.
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    ~ Christopher Reeve
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