Breast Cancer Awareness Month A Video and Photo Tribute

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DannyAlice Beaird - My maternal great-grandmother

She successfully battled breast cancer not once but twice in the mid 1950's.



Vera Caudell - My paternal grandmother. She successfully battled breast cancer in the 90's.







Linda Caudell - My mother who successfully battled breast cancer in the early 80's. She was admitted to the hospital for surgery on Thanksgiving.







The woman in my family have battled this in past but now there is the next generation of girls I am worried about.

I was going to write more but then my daughter Natty who is 12 put together this wonderful video. There is nothing more I can add.


Comments (36)

AZ Mortgage Broker: Michael George
Arizona Wholesale Mortgage Inc. - Phoenix, AZ
AZ Mortgage Rates

Ashley-- tell your daughter that I loved the video.  I also love Twisted Sister, because, you know-- I was, like, in 5th grade when that song was a hit.  I had a Sony Walkman.  Ha!


Oct 14, 2007 11:56 AM
Thesa Chambers
West + Main - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
Ashley - please promise to have regular checkups
Oct 14, 2007 04:14 PM
Ashley Drake Gephart
Drake Intel Group - Albuquerque, NM
Karen  -  Glad you enjoyed it! I loved all the heavy metal bands of the early 80's.
Oct 14, 2007 04:16 PM
Ashley Drake Gephart
Drake Intel Group - Albuquerque, NM
Thesa - I do. I am at a higher risk because my mother was premenopausal and I been having regular exam and mammograms since my early 20's. My doctors have been on top it for years. Now I have to start being concerned about my daughters (17 and 12) as well.
Oct 14, 2007 04:22 PM
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
Ashley - Nicely done post and video.  Thanks for including it in the group!  Your daughter is talented.  I also love that song!
Oct 14, 2007 07:04 PM
Susie Roscoe
Signature Realty Associates - Brandon, FL
Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL

Wow!!  Please tell Natty I'm touched!  She's only 12?  Wow!!  Double WOW!! 

Very nicely can both add to this later when you feel compelled.  This definitely hits home.  My maternal Grandmother had it...and SURVIVED!!  :-)

Oct 15, 2007 02:21 AM
Rey Gallegos
Supreme Lending (NMLS ID #2129) - Las Vegas, NV
FHA, VA, Home Loans Las Vegas, NV
Your daughter seems to get her great computer skills from her Mother. 
Oct 15, 2007 04:14 AM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
Ashley- My heart goes out to you and your family. What a struggle and what amazing women to go through all of this. You have a great daughter. Give her a hug for me. Katerina
Oct 15, 2007 06:50 PM
Ashley Drake Gephart
Drake Intel Group - Albuquerque, NM
Jason - Thank you! I think that song is fantastic.
Oct 17, 2007 08:41 AM
Ashley Drake Gephart
Drake Intel Group - Albuquerque, NM
Susie - the first time I saw her video I just have tears running down my face.
Oct 17, 2007 08:42 AM
Ashley Drake Gephart
Drake Intel Group - Albuquerque, NM
Rey - Thank you!
Oct 17, 2007 08:43 AM
Ashley Drake Gephart
Drake Intel Group - Albuquerque, NM
Katerina - Thank you! I am amazed at her video myself.
Oct 17, 2007 08:44 AM
Rita Taylor
None - Sanford, NC
Sanford NC Real Estate - Homes for Sale in Sanford North Carolina


Your daughter is very creative.  I am sorry to hear that cancer runs so strongly in your family.  It is amazing that they were all successful in their fight against cancer - they must have been very strong women. 

Oct 17, 2007 10:26 AM
Ashley Drake Gephart
Drake Intel Group - Albuquerque, NM
Rita - Her videos are getting better with each one! I never thought about how truly devastating cancer can be as I was growing up with these successful fights. Only as I got older did I see how they can really be.
Oct 18, 2007 07:35 PM
Lisa Ryan
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty - Montgomery, NJ
Selling Princeton,West Windsor and Montgomery Town
Ashley~ what an amazing, caring, talented daughter you have (I bet she takes after MOM!)  That a great tribute you put together for you family.  By the way you have a strong resemblence to the lady on the top left, Alice? I think.
Oct 24, 2007 09:17 AM
Joanne Hanson
Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate - Frisco, CO
Summit County, Colorado Realtor
Awesome video Ashley!  I too, have it in my family, and it means that we all have to be very careful.  The way to survive it is to catch it early.  All the determination in the world won't help anything except your attitude if it is late and aggressive. 
Nov 10, 2007 01:04 AM
Chris Tesch
RE/MAX Bryan-College Station - College Station, TX
College Station, Texas Real Estate
Ashley, WOW, what a great production your daughter did!  1 in 8 really makes you think!  How many people will we know in our lifetimes that get breast cancer?  How can we stop it?
Nov 28, 2007 12:45 PM
Vanessa Stalets
RE/MAX Elite - Brentwood, TN
REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate

Ashley, you daughter Natty did an awesome job! It is all about awareness! How very, very cool! Please tell her that she rocks! And so must her Mom :.)


Dec 07, 2007 02:41 PM
Ashley Drake Gephart
Drake Intel Group - Albuquerque, NM
Lisa, Joanne, Chris and Vanessa - Thank you!
Dec 09, 2007 12:48 PM
Karen Hurst
Rhode Island Waterfront!


Hope all is well with you. (haven't seen a post from you for awhile) Guess that's a good thing because it probably means you are busy! My mom battled Breast cancer also. It's a very scary thing to go through. Great video and you are sooo lucky to have a daughter like that:)

Dec 13, 2007 12:54 AM