Video Vignettes - Ralaine M. Hinton
Ralaine M. Hinton / Having Strength for Daughters

"So when I was diagnosed with it rather than curl up into the fetal position that I really wanted to curl up into, I didn't. I remained strong for my daughters. I had to kind of give them a blueprint so to speak to go by if they should ever faced breast cancer in their life. And I knew that I had to show them strength. Instead of fear, because I knew that I was going to have to really rely on them at some point during this journey. And I need, I needed them as much as they needed me and even though they thought that they were grown up and ready to go out into the world on their own. I knew they were not ready to be without a mother so I told them basically that I was going to beat it. There was no question about it on. I did not think of death, I did not think of this cancer in that way."