Jackie’s Last Letter to Readers
How fitting that the woman who held Hollywood’s deepest secrets, kept her own Stage 4 Breast Cancer diagnosis quiet for the past six and a half years. Jackie was determined to live her life fully and without limitation. She wrote about strong women, because she was a strong woman, and believed that girls could do anything … she certainly did.
To you, Jackie’s loyal reader, we thank you for the tremendous joy you brought to her life. She loved writing for you, and it was her love of family and writing that kept her vibrant and driven to the very end.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jackie sat down with People Magazine in early September to exclusively divulge her diagnosis in the hopes of saving lives. And after returning to Los Angeles from her UK book tour to launch The Santangelos, she was eagerly anticipating the US/Canada eBook release of The Stud, and had written the following newsletter to include both announcements.
And so we share the following message Jackie had for you…
Hi there ~
As you may have recently heard, I revealed that I have been LIVING life to the fullest with Stage 4 Breast Cancer for the past six and a half years. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, my message is this:
Early detection can save lives! Get regular mammograms, and/or tell your loved ones too. Low cost or free mammograms are offered through many national programs and community organizations, so do your research.
Even if you’ve been screened, and you have a gut feeling that something in your body is off, get a second opinion!
Cancer does not have to be a death sentence! You, or someone you love, can live an extraordinary life regardless.
Be kind and be grateful. Never underestimate the power of your mind. Embrace what you love, and LIVE life to the fullest, as tomorrow is not promised to any of us.
Whatever your pain or struggle in life, don’t allow it to turn you into a victim… let your battle turn you into someone else’s hero!
For the month of October I will donate 20% of my self-published book sales (see below list), with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Keep your comments coming on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter… you know I love hearing from you. I’m off to keep writing!
Stay healthy, stay lucky and take chances!