Round 3: When I was 18, Gale sat the family down and told us she had Breast Cancer. She told us she would fight it. She told us the Cancer would not ruin her life. She told us that she would not accept any pity, shame, or sadness from herself or from her family. We immediately believed her; that’s who she was to us. She didn’t accept any pity, shame, or sadness from herself or from her family. She did not let the cancer ruin her life. She fought it. She beat it. And Gale didn’t have Cancer anymore. She was always a beacon in our lives for support and strength. She was as solid as they came and we proudly told people her story.