“I just remember being in the kitchen with my kids when I got the phone call that the doctor needed to see me. My oldest son, he’s 12 now and he just started crying, my younger one was there too and they both started crying because they knew,” explained Munro.
Initially, it was not an optimistic diagnosis. She had stage 3 breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nodes.
“I was terrified, I thought I was going to die. The cancer I have is triple negative and it’s the most aggressive, that’s the way the doctors explained it to me,” she recalls.
“Amazing, because it’s hard for me to have the strength and energy to clean my house,” says Munro about the help she’s getting.
Out of work and owing $10,000 in medical bills, Munro says every donation of time and money helps. However, she still worries about the future.
“I’m going to be scared the rest of my life, but I have faith in god that everything’s going to be ok,” Munro confides.
The help from Cleaning for a Reason takes a weight off Munro and she tries to give back whatever she can, even if it’s a little piece of advice.
“If you find anything, get it checked out as soon as possible,” says Munro.
Munro says she now has an eighty percent chance of a full recovery.
“That’s a good prognosis, I’ll take it,” laughed Munro.
Catching breast cancer early could make all the difference to survival. According to Midland Memorial Hospital, just 28% of eligible women in Midland get a breast cancer screening. They are holding a breast cancer awareness week starting on Sunday to celebrate Mother’s Day.