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“Cancer, you picked the wrong chick!”

Written by Marc Schumacher, Sarah Price’s husband

As her husband, “bestest” friend and number one fan, I thought that there is something important I should share about Sarah Price.

Last week, she underwent surgery to fight cancer. It was earlier in May when she discovered the cancer. It was quickly determined that she needed a bilateral mastectomy and removal of several lymph nodes. Sarah did not want to share this news with her fans for many reasons, the number one reason being that she did not want to be perceived as anything other than her usual happy, cheerful, and positive self.

Her family and I wanted this to be shared but she fought us, vehemently stating that “Everyone has their own situations and I do not want to add to their burden. It’s not that big of a deal.”

It has always been Sarah’s wishes to make her readers happy through her writing and her friendship. She puts that first and buries her own problems, rather than airing them on the clothes line for all to see. You see, this is the kind of person my wife is: always upbeat, generous and more concerned about others than about herself. This is one of the many reasons why I married her and I am still counting my blessings.

I have discussed this with Sarah and her parents. We decided that it is time that everyone should know as, being the person she is, she has started a new movement, Pink Umbrellas, to help other women facing a similar situation. She wants people to have an outlet to laugh, share their experiences and see the silver lining, just as Sarah does. She has faced this situation with laughter, comforting others rather than being comforted. Once again, she has taken the bull by the horns and has not skipped one beat, spending her time writing her books and interacting with her Facebook family.

As many of you know, my wife does not let grass grow under her feet nor does she let any situation drag her down. She faces them with strength, determination, and a quirky sense of humor that is contagious…if you let it.

Join her on her Pink Umbrellas page on FB (https://www.facebook.com/PinkUmbrellas) and see why her statement holds true: “Cancer, you picked the wrong chick!”; I am sure you’ll LIKE it.

P.S.  Yes, there is a book in the works about this called Pink Umbrellas, a motivational book for anyone experiencing illness, whether medical, emotional, or spiritual, to help see the silver linings.