Lady of the iLab: Viki Zarkin

viki-zarkin Viki Zarkin

I’m a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister. I have cancer. Breast cancer. Stage 4.

When I was first diagnosed, I barely wanted to talk to anyone about this illness. Now I want to write about it for all the world to see. Go figure.

I feel like I have something to share with mothers out there. Mothers that are juggling their illnesses but still have their family responsibilities. We still need to get our daughters to gymnastics and our sons to soccer. There is homework every night, lunches to make, bedtime stories to read. There are wounds to heal and tears to dry. Children are afraid and don’t fully understand this whole cancer thing. Mostly they just want their mom.