October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual movement to increase awareness of the disease. We are here to support the fighters, admire the survivors, honor the taken, but never, ever give up hope.
Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting many inspirational, strong women, but one particular woman stood out: a mom who shall remain anonymous, but who we will call Susan.
She had always wanted to be a mother, and the fact that she was single didn’t worry her at all. So, she decided to adopt, and became the mother to a beautiful little girl from Russia a few months later. The two of them were inseparable, and Susan couldn’t imagine a life without her daughter, who we will call Mia.
Susan was a very proactive mother, and understood the importance of providing and caring for her child. However, after a routine check-up, Susan received devastating news: she had breast cancer.
Susan came to us almost immediately after she received the news because she wanted to start preparing for the worst in order to have some peace of mind towards her beloved daughter. We carefully handled all legal aspects, including estate planning and guardianship for her daughter, to make sure little that [daughter name] would be protected and cared for in life. Susan had also recorded legacy letters to help preserve her life story for her daughter. After she lost her battle with breast cancer, we were at least able to keep her memory alive by giving those letters to Mia.
As the saying goes: every story has a silver lining, and we were thrilled when Mia chosen guardian decided to adopt her, and we were honored to assist with the paperwork towards this second chance at family.
If you have been diagnosed or are currently battling breast cancer, and would like to know more about legacy or estate planning, contact us. As wives, sisters, and mothers ourselves, we know how important family is, and we’re here to help you look after every branch of your family tree.