Having never been around anyone affected by cancer, hearing my mom tell me about her diagnosis came as a gut wrenching shock. Questions began bouncing around in my head: Why me? Why my mom? Why my family? Why do we deserve this? I told myself I had to be the rock in my family to keep everyone positive and strong but that task proved to be more daunting than I had imagined. I’m forever grateful for my friends and loved ones for guiding my family and me through out difficult journey.