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My Why

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I remember the moment my mom called to tell me she had leukemia.  I was on the treadmill and didn’t even take the time to stop the machine while answering her call.  I wanted her to know I was busy and would call her back.  (Looking back, I can’t tell you how much I regret that attitude.)  Then, I heard her voice and knew something was seriously wrong.  Through the sobbing, she informed me that she had just received the news that she had leukemia.  She and my dad would be heading to the doctor later that morning to find out the details of the cancer.

My mom had already beat cancer once.  She had endometrial cancer and was over 2 years in remission.  I knew the road ahead of her would be a long one.  Sadly, she passed away less than a month later.

Shortly after her diagnosis, I bought the book,  “Anti cancer A NEW WAY OF LIFE” written by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, Ph.D.  I made it through the first chapter before my life was consumed by my mom’s illness and the tragedy that followed.  I never picked up that book again…until today.


After my mom passed, I was determined to get healthy.  I quit drinking soda, decreased the amount of processed foods I consumed, increased my exercise and eventually added Juice Plus+ to my daily routine.

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I noticed a change in my energy level and loved knowing what the product was doing for me diet wise.  Our son is a super picky eater, so I no longer struggle with mom guilt when it comes to his diet.  I know he’s getting the fruits and veggies he needs.  I now share the product with as many people as I can.  I am passionate about it, but I am passionate about it for a good reason:

I can not bear the thought of losing another family member or friend to cancer.  I cry when I learn of someone else dealing with the pain of their loved one’s diagnosis.

Today, I picked up the book again and was brought to tears reading the following excerpts:


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Risk diminished by fully 73%



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Diet + Exercise + Stress Management

People have asked me why I am so passionate about Juice Plus+.  This is my “why”!  I could not have a greater reason to share Juice Plus+ with my family, friends, and others I come in contact with.  I urge you to do what you can to improve your health.  One step at a time, one small change at a time.  I have focused on diet and exercise, but am slowly ridding our home of chemicals and will now be focusing on stress management techniques as well.

Would you like to learn more about Juice Plus+ and how you can get 30 fruits, vegetables and grains every day?  You can find more information on our Facebook Page, or email me at!



4 thoughts on “My Why

  1. I have a lot of cancer that is in my family and it has scared me into this improved healthy lifestyle. I totally understand everything you went through and how that drive pushes you to be healthier. I wish you luck and happy healthy living!

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