Yes, I own a LiveStrong bracelet and I own a lot of other LiveStrong apparel. In fact, my LiveStrong bracelet is the one item that I wear every single minute of every single day. I wear it at night when I'm sleeping, during the day when I'm teaching, when I workout, cook dinner, and every single moment in between. But in my mind, my LiveStrong bracelet does NOT represent Lance Armstrong. I don't wear it for him or even with him in mind. Instead I wear it for 2 special individuals in my life who were suddenly gone all too soon. I wear it for my younger cousin, JP, who at the age of 14 was diagnosed with bone cancer and died less than a year later after a hard fought battle with a disease that stole his bright future and made his last year one of suffering and pain. I wear it for my first best friend, my partner in crime, the other half of the dynamic duo, JP's older sister, Jo, who being only 9 months older than me was the closest thing to an older sister that I'll ever have. Jo lost her life only a year and half after her brother & 5 days before Christmas in a car accident that can't be explained. I proudly wear my LIveStrong bracelet for them. I wear it as a reminder of my promise to them that I would live my life to the fullest so that one day I will hopefully be able to tell them all about each moment that they never had a chance to experience. I wear it as a constant reminder to never take a moment of life for granted because you never know what tomorrow might bring. I proudly wore my LiveStrong bracelet when I graduated from high school, then college, and when I got my master's degree. I wore it on my wedding day and had each member of the wedding party wear one too in honor of them. I will be wearing it on the day I have the joy of bringing my future children into the world with my husband. I completely intend and plan on wearing a LiveStrong bracelet for the rest of my life regardless of the poor choices and wrong doing of Lance Armstrong. My LiveStrong bracelet stands for so much more than just one man, one fight against cancer, or even one life.
I LiveStrong Always.
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