This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Pine-Sol® and Latina Bloggers Connect.
When I was 30 years old, two things happened to me that year, I gave birth to my youngest son and I found out I had cancer. If it is shocking for you to read that, imagine how shocking and bitter-sweet it was for me to go through one of the most joyous events in my life while, at the same time, going through one of the most devastating things that could possibly happen to me. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the luxury of falling apart because I had a three year-old and a newborn that needed me to keep it together.
I remember the weekend after my diagnosis, I lay in bed feeling sorry for myself and wondering why this would happen to me. After a while, I realized that the answer was “Why not me?” People go through tragedies and receive bad news regularly so what made me exempt from it? At that moment I decided that I was going to stay strong and rise above my cancer diagnosis, not only for the sake of my children, but for the sake of my sanity. I owed it to all of us to stand up and fight for my life and that is exactly what I have done for the past six years.
Although my cancer is in a deep remission, I will never be cancer-free and have to continue taking medication to fight it for the rest of my life. Some days are harder than others to keep going because of the debilitating side-effects from the medicine I take and the fatigue involved with being a cancer Survivor. However, I am thankful for each new day to spend with my sons and to watch them grow and thrive.
Due to my own personal story of triumph, despite insurmountable odds, I am very excited to share with all of you how the makers of Pine-Sol® products have teamed up with well-known activist and actress Rosie Perez. Through the ‘When Life Gets Tough, Women Rise Above It’ campaign, they are celebrating and recognizing the amazing accomplishments of the remarkable women who are all around us! Pine-Sol® has awarded $25,000 to Women Empowered, a a nonprofit based in Los Angeles that connects, educates and supports women of all ages and backgrounds, inspiring them to give back to their communities.
All of you can now share your own story of triumph and enter to win the Pine-Sol® sweepstakes by visiting www.WomenRiseAboveIt.com or www.LasMujeresNoSeRinden.com Here are some of the prizes you could win by sharing your story*:
Once a week for 12 weeks, Pine-Sol® will award one lucky winner small tokens of appreciation. (Flower bouquet + Pine-Sol® coupons) ARV: $150
Three first prize winners will receive complimentary house cleaning services for a year ARV: $2,400
One grand prize winner will be awarded an all-inclusive trip to enjoy a peaceful spa experience at a deluxe hotel. ARV: $5,000
I am extremely proud of my story because when life got tough, I got tough and fought back for myself and my family. I urge all of you to share your unique and inspirational stories too!
Let’s Discuss: What is your personal story of triumph when you were able to rise despite the obstacles in your path?
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & D.C. 18 years and older. Ends 1/31/14 at 11:59 a.m. PT. To enter and for Official Rules, including odds, and prize descriptions, visit www.womenriseaboveit.com. Void where prohibited.
Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Pine-Sol® and Latina Bloggers Connect. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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