Tri-Valley SOCKs (Stepping Out for Cancer Kures)
Catching up with Letty Najera - Her family, and the new baby, Sofia
Letty Najera - our past honoree, survivor since 2011
Sofia Isabella Najera – Letty’s beautiful baby girl
Elvira Diaz – Letty’s mom - currently fighting breast cancer and now with a very stylish wig
A very touching email from Letty, letting Tri-Valley SOCKs know how
small a world we live and participate in.
Hope all is well.
It's been a while! and I wanted to update you and apologize for not
connecting with you sooner. This year was a crazy year for several of us
and we weren't able to participate in the walk.
I actually had a baby on May 14th. It's been a blessing to have her but it wasn't that easy as I had some complications. It's been an emotional roller coaster for me this year. I was happy that I was able to get pregnant on the first try of the frozen embryo transfer. I had placenta previa but overall a good pregnancy until delivery where I had to have an emergency c-section (the same day my regular c-section was scheduled - just my luck lol). The day we got released to come home from the hospital my mom (who was here visiting from LA for 2 weeks to help me) got diagnosed with breast cancer.
She ended up staying here with me to get treatment. She's getting her treatments at Stanford. It's been a really stressful experience. She didn't have insurance so we had to figure all that out. Plus she has a very rare tumor so it makes things a bit more complex.
Where I'm going with this is that everything comes full circle. She needed a wig and her insurance wouldn't cover so we were going to go through the Cancer Society. I had stopped by the Bras fo Body and Soul in Fremont after my lymphadema appointment to see what the cost of the wigs were. They told me that they had a new grant for wigs for people with no insurance. They told me the grant was from Bras for the Cause. I couldn't believe it. I told them I knew your organziation and had done a few walks. God works in mysterious ways. My Mom loves her wig.
Thank you for making a difference.
We will be in touch as Letty's Army is hoping to do the walk next year. We are brainstorning themes.