My name is Viki Zarkin. I’m a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister. I have cancer. Breast cancer. Stage 4.
When I was first diagnosed, I barely had the courage to talk about this illness with anyone. Now, being a survivor, I want to inspire others to tell their story, and motivate them to stay strong.
I feel like I have something to share with mothers out there. Mothers that are juggling their illnesses and their family responsibilities. We still need to get our daughters to gymnastics and our sons to soccer. There is homework every night, lunches to make, and bedtime stories to read. There are wounds to heal, and tears to dry. Children are afraid and don’t fully understand this whole “cancer” thing.