FOX 8’s Stacey Frey has had quite a year — a breast cancer diagnosis and the death of her mother.
But through it all, she’s seen the best in people.
She shared the following message on her Facebook Fan Page.
“As we count down the final days of 2012, I can’t help but reflect on the last 12 months and all the changes in my life…my mom is gone, my tumor is gone, and 20 sweet little babies in Connecticut are gone.
May this be a time for all of us to count our blessings, say I love you a little more often, step up in even the tiniest way with a text or a call or a surprise dinner at the doorstep of someone you care about.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was terrified and felt so alone. But these last few months have taught me how wrong I was.
Cancer was the worst and the best thing that ever happened to me. That’s because I have never felt more blessed or more loved in my entire life. And that’s because of all of you…my family, my friends, viewers who don’t even know me who stepped up to send a message or a card, a t-shirt, a shawl, flowers, dinner, taken me to lunch, made me laugh when I felt like it wasn’t possible.
If we could all just do that for each other a little more often.
Don’t hesitate, just do.
It’s the most important lesson I’ve learned since I first found that lump in August.
I tell people, cancer saved my life! Not only did I get to stay out of the crappy weather for a bit and away from the horrible stories in the news that break our hearts….but I got to see people in a very different way. And there is so much more good in all of us than any sorrow could ever take away.
So be good to each, be good to yourself and have a Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year!
I’ll see you in 2013!!!!”