SDHS Is Fighting with you

Breast Cancer awareness

November 5, 2019

Just this year around 268,200 women and 2,670 men have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States alone. This year at San Dimas High school we are continuing to support the people who are currently fighting through it along with the ones who have survived it.

In the United States every year the month of October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness month. It’s sad to say but it is a very common cancer, that many men and women go through. The positive outlook on the topic is that the survival rate is at a high 80 to 90 percent in recent years.

Talking and interviewing people who are currently going through breast cancer, and listening to their stories can make us more aware and grateful for the little things we don’t think about on a daily basis. One of those people told us their story and the thoughts and emotions that went through their head when finding out.

Lisa Starns mother of Jewliana Starns a San Dimas Junior stated the first thing she thought about was her children. “If it is bad whos gonna take care of my kids” stated Starns. Starns also told us that when she did find out she asked herself, “why me? I don’t smoke, I don’t drink why me?”

why me? I don’t smoke, I don’t drink why me?”

— Lisa Starns

It is something that could get anyone’s mind racing with questions. We don’t have answers to every question but we do have treatments along with surgeries that give these people fighting some hope and reassurance. She is now on her way to recovery. San Dimas High is fighting with you.


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