The stories behind Lacuna Loft are the most important part of the organization. These stories are courageous and powerful beyond measure. This is a piece of Katie’s Story…
On December 2, 2015, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had just turned 34 years old at the time, and my son, Wes, was just 3 months old. The best time in my life quickly turned into the worst. I completed 5 long months of chemotherapy followed by surgery and then 5 weeks of radiation. I had the best possible response to my treatment—and I was so incredibly grateful for that—but I was searching for a sense of relief after finishing treatment and really struggled to find it. No one tells you that the fear that consumes you after treatment is over can be worse than actually going through the treatment. A fellow survivor recommended Lacuna Loft to me. Writing has always been an important part of my life so I thought maybe it could help me deal with all of the thoughts and fears that came after my cancer diagnosis. And it certainly did. I shared so much with strangers because they too knew what I was going through, they too felt the fear that I felt. And while it didn’t bring me the sense of relief I was looking for, it brought a different kind of relief that I didn’t know I needed to start to heal from all of this.
What to do next? Check out the rest of the Pledge Drive central. You’ll hear some powerful stories from our community as well as some exciting announcements! Pledge Drive has a lot left in store for you!