By Greg Gullberg
June 02, 2013
Valdosta, GA - A moving speech about living with cancer. Meg Booth told the story of being pregnant and being diagnosed with breast cancer at the same time to a crowd of hundreds at Mathis Auditorium in Valdosta for National Cancer Survivor's Day.
"The cancer diagnoses in and of it self is very traumatic. You have to think about yourself and getting yourself through it and surviving. But having another person to think about during the pregnancy was very, very tough emotionally and physically," said Booth.
Booth explained how she underwent treatment from the Pearlman Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center. And today she has a happy and healthy baby girl who just turned one year old last month.
"We named her Hope, because she was the hope that kept us going through all of our cancer journey," Booth said.
"This event was to celebrate the survivors in Lowndes County and the surrounding areas. And it's just a little gift back from Pearlman to the community saying thank you for allowing us to treat you and help you through your journey," said Bridgette Young, with the Pearlman Cancer Center.
"It's our responsibility and I feel like it's our job at this point to help those who are going through that journey. And to get them through it. And to give encouragement. And to pray for them," Booth said.