Please Help a Fellow Mama!

January 23rd, 2011 by Dionna | 4 Comments
Posted in Community Service, Compassionate Advocacy, Just for Fun/Miscellaneous

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Will you join me in showing love and support for Jen?

How many of you know Jen of The Dinoia Family? She’s diplomom08 on Twitter, if you hang out there. Jen is a wonderful woman, mother, and writer. She is a member of our natural parenting community. She is the mother of three beautiful children, and she breastfed all of them.

She was still breastfeeding her youngest, Nicholas, until this past October when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Like many nursing mothers, Jen was devastated to hear that not only would she be forced to wean Nicholas before they were ready, but she would have to undergo a mastectomy.

Today I am asking you to help show Jen some love and support.

Please click over to Natural Parents Network, where you will find some ideas on how you can help brighten Jen’s day. She is having a rough time, and I would love to see the natural parenting community come together this week to support one of our own. Please help me.

4 Responses to:
"Please Help a Fellow Mama!"

  1. MomAgain@40   karentoittoit

    It must be devastating to get such news… Thanks for alerting us!
    I thought by breastfeeding she should have been more protected against breast cancer. Scary!

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      Breastfeeding is definitely a help, but it’s not a 100% guarantee. Please email me for Jen! TY!

  2. Sarah

    I am so sorry to hear another mamma has to go through this! I haven’t gone through it myself (and really hoping I never need too) but…

    My mom was diagnosed when she was 29 – she’d just had my youngest sister, and breast fed all of us. My Aunt was also young 30 something, and so was my cousin when they were diagnosed. The link below is to my cousins blog – she’s writing about her journey and I really think it can help to know someone else has been there – is there.

    I am currently pregnant with number 3 – and the thought that I am now at that age and stage of life where so many others in my family have been scares me.

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      Thank you Sarah – I really would appreciate it if you’d email me something for Jen. I’ve only gotten a couple of emails so far!

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