Sometimes we find cancer at the unlikeliest of times. Such was the case for James Morris’s aunt, whose young daughter actually discovered the lump for her.
The young singer’s whole family had just attended a Keep Abreast event, and Morris’s 3- or 4-year-old cousin asked her mom how to do a self-exam. Her mother walked her through the steps using her own breast as a practicing tool. That’s when the youngster noticed something amiss.
“Mommy, you have a rock,” she said.
Sure enough, the lump turned out to be cancerous. Morris’s aunt had a double mastectomy, and her story inspired her nephew to continue spreading the word about breast cancer. Morris works with the Keep A Breast Foundation to raise awareness and fund research for a cure.
In this video, Morris shares his aunt’s story and talks about how breast cancer has affected his family.
Take a look!
Elizabeth Nelson is a wordsmith, an alumna of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, a four-leaf-clover finder, and a grammar connoisseur. She has lived in west Michigan since age four but loves to travel to new (and old) places. In her free time, she. . . wait, what’s free time?