Facebook post to the world:

So I guess the time has come to let everyone know…. I was recently diagnosed with cancer. Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. Breast Cancer. There, I said it.

I am having surgery on Wednesday the 5th and would really, really appreciate everyone’s positive thoughts and prayers being sent out on that day. Radiation and Chemo are likely to follow over the next few months. Please keep us in your prayers.

Also, please don’t be upset if you are a close friend and I haven’t told you personally. It’s a trying time and I mostly was just trying to hold everything together and get through the holidays with the children. I haven’t really told many people yet. Same thing if you send an email or call and I don’t reply right away. Your calls and emails mean so much to me, I will reply to everyone just as soon as I can. xoxox love you all!


Susan, we were so sorry to hear about your cancer. This month marks 14 years since Karen had her first operation. She’s had so much radiation that I swear she glows at night. Knowledge is power, please feel free to contact Karen about anything she is an amazing resource and not just on technical issues. Rely on your own instincts when considering options, the doctors are good, but do NOT know everything and there are many options. You are strong, you will do well!

Uncle Harry

I am so proud of you and so grateful that you liked the package. Holding things in is not good. I know you do not want the kids or Scott to be concerned. I remember the brave front I put up, but I suggest you express your feelings to someone. I”m always here. The recovery is going to be harder than the surgery. You will need help and YOU WILL ask for it. Let yourself recover emotionally and physically. It is important. You have a long way to go and I’ll be there every step of the way. I love you. It will be okay. Scary for awhile but okay. I am ten years cancer free and a 14 year surviver. You are a survivor now also.

Aunt Karen

It is damn near impossible to describe how much I love you. You know I’ll be there in a heartbeat if you need anything at all.

My lil bro Matt

I have never seen such an outpouring of love,support and prayer. Remember we come from the old line stock. We got here the hard way an nothing going to stop us now. stay strong.

My Dad

I am here for you if needed.. Always.. You will be fine as you will take charge of your own health which will guide you thru this. namaste.

Jerry C

I beat my cancer, Susan. You are going to beat yours. You will learn one big lesson through this: It is hard to deny the power of prayer when you are on the receiving end. Rally round your friends and family during these times. And don’t shy away from the things that feel selfish, it’s our turn to give back to you. These things we give are only gifts if you accept them. Hang tough, Susan. You got this.

Adam J

You are one of the strongest, most positive people that I know. Stay true to yourself and we are here for you everyday and anytime! You will be in my thoughts and prayers today, tomorrow, and onward.


We are here for you and with you throughout this journey and will be with you to celebrate when the cancer is gone! Healing thoughts, Reiki, Love and positive Energy surrounding you… Knowing you are on your way to perfect Wellness!

Michel S

We are standing right there beside you. All of our love, positive energy, and prayers are with you – always.

The only thing you need to be is – SUSAN. That is quite simply – the best. Laugh, cry, rant, rave, strong, weak, positive, not positive, scared, brave – those are all human emotions and we all have them. So feel them, don’t pressure your emotional self. BE SUSAN. It will not fail YOU.

To our friends:
This is a BIG thank you from Scott’s parents to all of Susan’s and Scott’s amazing friends who have so kindly, openly, and lovingly given support, food, babysitting, comfort, time, and friendship. How blessed we are to have you surrounding them.

My Mother-in-Law Gloria

You were only given this life, because you’re strong enough to live it.
– unknown

I truly believe you can conquer anything, Susan! Stay strong!

Sarah B