For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Teresa Rhyne, attorney and author of “The Dog Lived (and so will I),” shares the story of her dog’s cancer battle and her own subsequent fight against breast cancer, at the monthly luncheon of Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley.
Seamus (the Famous) battled a canine cancer known as a mast cell tumor. Teresa Rhyne battled triple negative breast cancer. Seamus did it with aplomb,moxie and good humor. Teresa tried to follow his lead.
Laughter won’t help you survive cancer, but it will help you survive cancer treatments.
October is breast-cancer awareness month … Please join us at TPC Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Check in will be available at 11:15 a.m., so you have as much time as possible to network before the program begins at 11:30 a.m. (If you have special dietary needs, please notify the catering personnel at TPC. They do a lovely job of accomodating.)
Lunch is $20. RSVP to Treasurer-Elect Teri Knafla at 661.313.1302.
About Teresa Rhyne
Teresa Rhyne vowed to get things right this time around: new boyfriend, new house, new dog, maybe even new job. But shortly after she adopted an incorrigible beagle named Seamus, vets told Teresa that he had a malignant tumor and less than a year to live. The diagnosis was devastating, but she decided to fight it, learning everything she could about the best treatment for Seamus.
She couldn’t have possibly known then that she was preparing herself for life’s next hurdle – a cancer diagnosis of her own. Teresa and Seamus would battle for their lives together, while at the same time she’d bare her heart for a seemingly star-crossed relationship
The Dog Lived (And So Will I) is the uplifting, charming, and often mischievous story of how dogs come into our lives for a reason, how they steal our hearts, show us how to live, and teach us how to love.