Her family supported her. Dakota knew his mom was sick. He would rub her bald head. Dale took care of her. She saw the Harley and knew she wanted it. Through treatments, she met an amazing cancer educator in Martha Griffis and the two women became best friends.
Having breast cancer, Kim Rowell realized what is important in her life.
“When they told me I had cancer, I couldn’t comprehend anything,” Rowell says. “Hearing that is one of the scariest things you’ll ever hear. … You know, we can’t control what’s going to happen to us but you can control how you embrace it.
“As strange as it sounds,” she says of breast cancer, “it’s been a blessing in my life.”
She grew as a person. Her family grew. Her church life changed with Central Church of Christ. She became involved with the Partnership Cancer Fund that provides supplemental funding for Lowndes County cancer patients in need because of cancer. She participates in the American Red Cross’ Reach to Recovery program.
“Don’t get me wrong. I do not want it again. I learned enough the first go-round,” Rowell says. “But I would not be the person I am today if I hadn’t gone through cancer. It was an amazing, life-changing event.”