Saturday, May 18, 2013


I saw in the news this week that Angelina Jolie has been speaking about her experience of double mastectomy to protect herself against a very high probability of developing breast cancer. My respect for her has gone up another notch. Firstly for speaking out about it and leading the way for other women with the same gene. Secondly, for the fact that it shows how much she loves her family in wanting to be there for them for the rest of her good long life. I've always thought she has got to be one of the world's most beautiful women and I was vaguely aware that she also got involved in humanitarian causes. She would definitely be on my heroes wall.


laura b. said...

It was a brave action, and once that she could have kept private. It was brave for her to speak up about something rather controversial. Women (and men) need to be more educated about breast cancer, and things like genetic testing.

FW said...

LB: Yes she did well raising awareness of that wretched gene.